Corn, Soybeans: Projecting Final Planted Acreage with Preliminary FSA Data Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Each year the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) provides estimates of planted acreage of corn and soybeans in the U.S.  These estimates provide important fundamental information about potential crop […]

Corn, Soybeans: Projecting Final Prevented Plant Acreage Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Prevented plant coverage under the Federal crop insurance program provides payments when farmers are unable to plant within a normal time window.  Estimating the number of prevented plant acres in […]

Hubbs on Grain: Looking at 2020-21 Corn Consumption Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Crop tour estimates and derecho damage brought USDA corn production forecasts for the 2020 crop under question over the last week.  While a lower domestic supply of corn supports corn […]

Hubbs on Grain: Record Soybean Yield Forecast Sparks Skepticism Aug 17, 2020

🕔Aug 17, 2020
The highly anticipated August Crop Production report presented a record yield for soybeans this year.  Despite the forecast of higher production, soybean futures went into the weekend up over 30 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Is Corn Bottoming or Taking a Breather? Aug 10, 2020

🕔Aug 10, 2020
The December futures price of corn settled in a range of $3.20 – $3.25 over the last few trading sessions.  Questions regarding a price bottom for corn bubbled up in […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Crop Potential Tempering Demand News Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
Soybean prices seem likely to vacillate between news on crop conditions and more robust demand prospects over the near term.  USDA’s Crop Production report, due out August 12, holds the […]

Webinar: Corn, Soybean Demand Update – Aug. 12 Jul 29, 2020

🕔Jul 29, 2020
Scott Irwin and Todd Hubbs of the University of Illinois FarmdocDaily team will be hosting a corn and soybean market webinar on Wednesday, August 12, from 2-3pm CST. The webinar […]

Soybeans: How Accurate Are Early Season Crop Weather Model Forecasts on Yields? Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
Soybean yield forecasts contained in May, June, and July WASDE reports from the USDA provide important information to market participants.  The forecasts are based on a crop weather model developed […]

Hubbs on Grain: Revisiting Corn Use for Ethanol Jul 20, 2020

🕔Jul 20, 2020
Stronger export numbers and lower acreage boosted corn prices since the end of June.  Concerns about demand weakness in ethanol production emerged recently. A recovery in economic activity helped ethanol […]

Corn: How Accurate Are Early Season Crop Weather Model Forecasts on Yields? Jul 17, 2020

🕔Jul 17, 2020
Corn yield forecasts contained in May, June, and July WASDE reports from the USDA provide important information to market participants.  The forecasts are based on crop weather models developed and […]

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