USDA: Corn, Soy Stocks Change; South American Production Up – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2019USDA expects larger corn stocks remaining from the 2018-19 crop season. The agency pegged U.S. corn ending stocks at 2.035 billion bushels (bb), up from the 1.835 bb predicted by […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Reduced U.S. Soybean Imports, Ending Stocks

🕔Apr 9, 2019U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2018/19 include lower imports, higher seed use, and lower ending stocks. Soybean imports are reduced in line with reported trade through January while […]

Ag Economy: Diminished Optimism in the Corn Belt

🕔Apr 1, 2019Flooding and gloomy price prospects for corn and soybeans are diminishing optimism in the Corn Belt as spring planting nears.  Recent news articles continue to discuss the ongoing negative impacts […]

Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Higher Domestic Soybean Crush, Reduced Stocks

🕔Mar 8, 2019U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2018/19 include higher crush and lower ending stocks compared with last month’s report. Soybean crush is raised 10 million bushels to 2,100 million […]

USDA Soybean Outlook: ‘When a Snake Swallows a Rabbit’ – DTN

🕔Feb 26, 2019One day after a winter storm closed U.S. government offices in Washington, D.C., USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia, kicked off Thursday with the traditional opening talk from […]

Illinois Crop Returns: How Will Corn Fare vs. Soybeans in 2019?

🕔Feb 20, 2019Attention is beginning to focus on planting decisions of farmers in 2019, with some speculation that acres will shift from soybeans to corn.  Even given declines in expected soybean prices, […]

WASDE Oilseeds: U.S. Soybean Production Down 56Mln Bushels

🕔Feb 8, 2019U.S. oilseed production for 2018/19 is estimated at 134.0 million tons, down 1.5 million from the previous report. Smaller soybean, canola, peanut, and cottonseed crops are partly offset by an […]

Soybean Market: Dealing with the Cash from Market Facilitation Payments – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2019Farm Service Agency offices are open again — hooray! That means anyone who didn’t already sign up for and receive their Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2018’s corn, cotton, […]

Soy, Corn, Cattle Prices: Hindsight and the Possibilities of Bullish Outcomes – DTN

🕔Jan 21, 2019Two weeks ago, this column talked about the history of corn prices and showed how low corn prices at the start of the year tend to have bullish outcomes and […]

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