Hubbs on Grain: Corn Acreage and Stocks – Where Do We Stand?

🕔Jun 17, 2019Corn futures prices rallied about $0.90 per bushel since the beginning of May. The rally reflects expectations that planted acreage will fall well short of March intentions and on yield […]

Hubbs on Grain: U.S. Corn, Soybean Yield Prospects

🕔Jun 14, 2019Market attention continues to focus on the potential size of the U.S. corn and soybean crops. Acreage totals look to remain uncertain for the rest of the year and any […]

Midwest Corn: How Far Behind Are We? A Deeper Historical Look.

🕔Jun 13, 2019The lateness of planting the 2019 U.S. corn crop has been much discussed in recent weeks. We have highlighted this issue and its implications for acreage, yield, and prices in […]

Midwest Soybeans: How Will Late Planting Affect 2019 Yields?

🕔Jun 10, 2019In a May 1, 2019 farmdoc daily article, we examined the implications of late planting of the U.S. corn crop on yield expectations for 2019.  Planting date considerations for soybeans are also important […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybeans Face More Acres, Weak Demand

🕔Jun 3, 2019Soybean prices rallied over the last two weeks on planting issues across large swathes of the Corn Belt.  Based on current consumption pace, soybean use this marketing year looks to […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Price Strength Grows on Supply Issues

🕔May 28, 2019Reduced acreage and lost yield potential for the 2019 corn crop look to drive prices higher as the wet weather continues to cover much of the Corn Belt.  The magnitude […]

Midwest Corn: How Will Late Planting Affect Acreage, Yield, Marketing?

🕔May 24, 2019USDA’s release of the Crop Progress report on May 20 showed corn planting at 49 percent nationally.  The planting progress in numerous major corn producing states lags behind historical averages significantly. The […]

Hubbs on Grain: Time to Price 2019 Soybeans?

🕔May 22, 2019Recent soybean price volatility highlights the uncertainty underpinning the soybean market.  The sudden drop last Friday gives an indication of the fragility of the current soybean market, in particular.  The […]

Midwest Grain: Low Soy Prices Pushing More Acres to Corn – DTN

🕔May 16, 2019Midwest farmers are doing the unthinkable as the corn-planting window slams shut. Some growers are switching intended soybean acres to corn, or at least thinking about it. Usually the opposite […]

Hubbs on Grain: Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

🕔May 13, 2019The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn during the current marketing year and the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn price fell on a forecast […]

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