Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Price Prospects Moving into 2020 Dec 9, 2019

🕔Dec 9, 2019The 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, 2019After 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, 2019The 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, 2019The 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, 2019Despite 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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: What Does a Trade Deal Promise for Soybean Exports? Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019The proposed Phase 1 trade deal with China continues to move toward a resolution. An initial announcement of $40-50 billion a year of agricultural exports gradually morphed into a $20 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn – Potential for a Post-Harvest Price Rally? Oct 21, 2019

🕔Oct 21, 2019Central Illinois corn prices climbed to the mid-$3.80 range last week with some locations offering above $4 for fall delivery.  While December futures prices struggle to break through $4, the […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn, Soybeans Move Higher on Supply, Trade Numbers Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019Strong price rallies in both corn and soybeans closed out the week after a mixed reaction on Thursday.  Corn prices initially fell due to higher than expected production levels.  Severe […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn, Soybean Export Sales Lag Behind Last Year Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 2019Export sales this year started slowly, particularly for corn.  Recent sales to China buoyed soybean export sales in September.  Abundant crops around the world, competitive pricing, and trade issues slowed […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn for Ethanol Should Improve in 2019-20 Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019Poor ethanol plant margins, plants idling production, and continued haggling over small refinery exemptions provide the background for ethanol production moving into the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn use for ethanol […]

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