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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Anticipating Upcoming Quarterly Corn, Soybean Stocks Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019The USDA releases the Quarterly Grain Stocks report on September 30.  The report indicates soybean and corn use during the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 marketing year.  Soybean stocks may […]

Hubbs on Grain: Have Soybean Prices Put in a Low? Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019Last week’s price rally in the soybean market relied on the prospects of easing trade tensions with China.  The potential for soybean prices to maintain recent momentum depends on developments […]

Hubbs on Grain: Questions About Corn Crop Continue Aug 19, 2019

🕔Aug 19, 2019The USDA’s August crop production forecast delivered a shock to corn markets with much larger production than expected.  Market participants continue to question the size of the 2019 corn crop, […]

Hubbs on Grain: USDA Raises Corn Production Estimate, Lowers Soybeans Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019The highly anticipated August Crop Production report contained a larger than expected production forecast for the 2019 U.S. corn crop.  Soybean production came in lower on smaller acreage. For corn, […]

Hubbs on Grain: What’s Going on with Corn Prices? Aug 6, 2019

🕔Aug 6, 2019The December futures price of corn fell back to levels not seen since late May in last week’s trading despite substantial uncertainty regarding acreage and yield for the 2019 crop. […]

Webinar: Corn, Soybeans – Updated Supply, Demand, Price Prospects, Aug. 13 Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019Todd Hubbs and Scott Irwin of the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 13 to discuss the updated supply […]

Hubbs on Grain: Prospects for Soybean Demand Jul 29, 2019

🕔Jul 29, 2019Uncertainty regarding soybean acreage and yield potential will continue to be significant factors in soybean price movements through harvest.  Without a severe crop shortfall, higher soybean prices rely on demand […]

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