Hubbs on Grain: Implications of 97 Million Corn Acres Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
The Prospective Plantings report, released on March 31, indicated producer intentions to plant almost 97 million acres of corn in 2020.  Under current planting intentions and consumption trends, a massive corn supply […]

Ethanol Demand Destruction Amid Coronavirus Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Extraordinary restrictions have been put in place in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and many other nations. The restrictions range from shelter-in-place orders […]

Hubbs on Grain: What to Plant? Looking at Recent Market Developments. Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
The planting season begins another year under considerable uncertainty. While trade issues remain, the continued spread of the coronavirus and the ensuing market collapse complicates an already difficult decision. Projections […]

Webinar: Updated Supply and Demand for Corn, Soybeans – March 31 Mar 18, 2020

🕔Mar 18, 2020
University of Illinois ag economists Todd Hubbs and Scott Irwin will review USDA’s March 31 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports and considers balance sheet and price implications for both […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Demand Over the Near Term Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
The sharp price drops across equity and commodity markets over recent trading sessions indicate investors foresee a drop off in economic activity over the near term.  Only the duration and […]

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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Use for Ethanol – Prospects for 2020 Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
On March 2, the latest USDA Grain Crushing report provides an estimate of corn used for ethanol production in January. In the February WASDE report, the USDA raised corn used […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Prices – Farmer Holding and the Coronavirus Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
Old crop corn basis and futures spreads continue to signal a smaller crop scenario than the price levels in the futures market suggest.  Futures price levels reflect the uncertainty associated […]

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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Consumption Showing Improvement Feb 10, 2020

🕔Feb 10, 2020
Uncertainties regarding the potential trade deal and coronavirus outbreak remain as negative forces for commodity markets.  Corn prices came through the difficulty relatively well over the last couple of weeks. […]

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