Hubbs on Grain: Soybeans Need Good News Jan 27, 2020

🕔Jan 27, 2020
Soybean futures prices fell again last week on reports of a coronavirus outbreak rattling the Chinese economy and the prospects of a huge Brazilian crop.  A double hit associated with […]

Hubbs on Grain: 2 Trade Deals and a Price Drop Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
The signing of the Phase 1 trade deal with China and approval in the Senate of the USMCA last week saw two positive developments on the trade front. Despite some […]

Hubbs on Grain: Waiting for the Trade Deal Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
The highly anticipated release of USDA’s crop production and ending stocks reports last Friday created a somewhat negative tone in corn and soybean markets. Despite the slightly bearish tilt, prices […]

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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: What Can We Expect for Dec. Corn Stocks? Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Recent announcements on the completion of a phase one trade deal show promise for stronger corn prices in 2020 despite limited details on the actual outlines of the agreement.  While […]

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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Demand Showing Some Recovery Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
After a dismal performance in September and October, corn demand showed signs of life in November.  Ethanol production and export sales picked up the pace over the last few weeks. […]

Hubbs on Grain: What Can We Expect for 2020 Acreage? Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
The 2019 crop year will live long in the memory.  A record amount of prevent plant acres, delayed harvest, and considerable dismay over USDA reports compounded the uncertainty associated with […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Crush Prospects Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
The release of the NOPA soybean crush estimates last Friday indicated crush levels picked up substantially in October.  Driven by a moderate export pace for soybeans and a decent crush […]

Hubbs on Grain: Will Corn Exports Recover? Nov 11, 2019

🕔Nov 11, 2019
Despite the corn crop dropping by 118 million bushels in last Friday’s WASDE report, a 100 million bushel reduction in 2019-20 corn use muted any positivity. While expected by most […]

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