Corn and Soybeans Prices: Online Tool Sorts Out Futures Contract Probabilities

🕔Feb 21, 2018As crop insurance and crop planting decisions are being made for the 2018 crop year, it is useful to assess possible springtime and harvest pricing information, and understand the impact […]

Can Soybean Prices Maintain Recent Strength Through 2018?

🕔Feb 19, 2018Crush Volume Is A Bright Spot Due to dry weather in Argentina, soybean prices showed recent strength despite rising ending stocks projections for the current marketing year. At 530 million […]

Corn and Soybean Exports: USDA Projections Play Large Role in Price Formation

🕔Feb 13, 2018Corn and soybean export projections for the 2017-18 marketing year changed substantially in the February 8 WASDE report. The adjustments to export projections for both crops confirmed recent market information associated with […]

Oklahoma: Soybeans Make Good Alternative to Wheat in Current Market

🕔Feb 12, 2018Wheat is underperforming as a cash crop in the minds of many Oklahoma producers, leading some to look at the feasibility of planting alternative summer crops as drought persists in […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – U.S. Boosts Share in South Korea’s Soy Oil Market

🕔Feb 9, 2018South Korea continues to be a key agricultural market for U.S. exporters; it is the fifth largest market reaching over $6.8 billion in 2017. With livestock, grains, and horticultural products […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Domestic Soybean Exports Decline

🕔Feb 9, 2018This month’s 2017/18 U.S. soybean outlook is for reduced exports and increased ending stocks. Soybean exports for 2017/18 are projected at 2,100 million bushels, down 60 million from last month, […]

Grain Market: Preview for 2018 Based on Model Calculations – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2018I enjoy speaking at the Sioux Falls Farm Show each year and last week’s trip was no different. Held in late January, it is always a challenge to find enough […]

Illinois Farm Income: What’s Needed to Break Even in 2018?

🕔Jan 31, 2018Listen to MP3 podcast Current fall delivery bids are near $3.60 per bushel for corn and $9.60 per bushel for soybeans. At those prices, high yields are needed for farmers […]

Grain Markets: Is It Time to Sell New Crop Soybeans?

🕔Jan 29, 2018Listen to MP3 podcast Soybean prices rallied over the last week on increased uncertainty in South American soybean production and a weaker dollar. Soybean prices in the 2017-18 marketing year […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Continuing Need to Cut Costs

🕔Jan 25, 2018This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

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