Hubbs on Grain: What Can We Expect for Corn Acreage?

🕔Feb 18, 2019Corn prices, since the release of the February USDA reports, remain relatively flat.  The potential for increased corn production in 2019 via higher planted acreage appears to be a significant […]

Hubbs on Grain: USDA Reports Provide Little Market Support

🕔Feb 11, 2019The USDA finally released a set of highly anticipated reports on Friday.  The results projected lower ending stocks for corn and soybeans during this marketing year.  Despite lower ending stock […]

Hubbs on Grain: Illinois – How Many Soybean Acres Do We Need in 2019?

🕔Jan 29, 2019We have reached the time of the year where speculation about acreage for the 2019 crops begins in earnest.  While the number of acres planted to soybeans appears set to […]

Hubbs on Grain: Bullish Corn Potential – A China Trade Deal Plus Tight World Market

🕔Jan 23, 2019March corn futures prices maintain a range between $3.70 and $3.85 since the onset of the government shutdown.  The range-bound nature of corn prices continues despite projections of lower ending […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Price Uncertainty

🕔Jan 14, 2019Soybean prices rallied and then fell last week on developments in trade negotiations with China and the emergence of issues with the crop in South America.  Considerable uncertainty surrounds both […]

Hubbs on Grain: Anticipating the Jan. USDA Reports

🕔Jan 3, 2019The ongoing partial government shutdown halted the release of many key USDA reports.  If the USDA releases the reports as scheduled on January 11, they hold implications for forming expectations […]

Hubbs on Grain: Prospects for Corn Use from Ethanol Production

🕔Dec 21, 2018The WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production decreased by 50 million bushels in the December report. Ethanol use for corn slightly lags behind last marketing year’s consumption level […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Export Potential in 2018-19

🕔Dec 11, 2018The extension of trade negotiations with China past January 1 and the possibility of a resolution to the current impasse rallied soybean prices after the G-20 summit.  While China is […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Consumption Still Up Even with USDA Projections

🕔Nov 26, 2018The December corn futures contract closed lower for the third straight week on Friday. Weakness in soybean and oil markets continue to place bearish pressure on corn prices. Despite the […]

Hubbs on Grain: Selling the Soybean Rumor? Trade Negotiations and Prices

🕔Nov 19, 2018A recent rally in soybean prices rested on the potential for a trade deal between the U.S. and China.  A few rallies occurred since the escalation of trade issues between […]

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