Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Profitability and Acreage Shifts Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
At its recent Agricultural Outlook Forum, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released estimates of 2020 planted acres in the United States, with both corn and soybean acres increasing from 2019 […]

Hubbs on Grain: The Pace of Soybean Use Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
USDA’s soybean ending stocks forecast of 425 million bushels for the marketing year may show little if any change in the upcoming WASDE report.  Despite the recent strength in soybean […]

Corn, Soybeans: USDA Ag Projections to 2029 Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 10-year projections for the food and agricultural sector.  The report noted that, “While agricultural crop prices are tending to trend upwards only slowly in […]

Hubbs on Grain: 2020 Soybean Price Prospects Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
Soybean prices put in a moderate rally last week. An outlook for a large South American soybean crop and uncertainty of the impact on economic growth associated with the evolving […]

Midwest: Crop, Livestock Price Prospects for 2020 Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
This is a presentation summary from the 2019 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 16-20, 2019. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Moderate Gains for Soybean Demand Restrain Prices Dec 18, 2019

🕔Dec 18, 2019
USDA’s forecast of U.S. soybean exports in 2019/20 is unchanged this month at 1.775 billion bushels. The 2019/20 crush forecast is also unchanged at 2.105 billion bushels. With supplies unchanged, […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Price Prospects Moving into 2020 Dec 9, 2019

🕔Dec 9, 2019
The two major drivers of uncertainty impacting soybean prices in 2019 appear set to carry over into 2020.  The status of trade negotiations with China continues to move soybean markets […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Minimal U.S. Soybean Crop Changes, Lower Demand Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
In this month’s Crop Production report, the U.S. average yield forecast for soybeans is fractionally lower at 46.9 bushels per acre. This month’s yield changes shaved only 304,000 bushels from […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Low Yields Reduce U.S. Soybean Harvest Oct 22, 2019

🕔Oct 22, 2019
This month’s Crop Production report lowers USDA’s forecast of U.S. soybean production for 2019/20 by 82 million bushels to 3.55 billion. Mostly, the crop reduction is based on a lower […]

Trade Aid – Could We Have Done Better? – Commentary Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019
Recently President Trump announced a second round of trade mitigation payments bringing the 2-year total to $28 billion. In response to that announcement we have been asked, “Could we have […]

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