Grain Markets: An Estimate of March 1 Corn Stocks

🕔Mar 12, 2018On March 29, the USDA releases the Quarterly Grain Stocks report. It delivers an estimate of corn stocks in storage as of March 1, 2018. This estimate provides the ability […]

Can Soybean Prices Maintain Recent Strength Through 2018?

🕔Feb 19, 2018Crush Volume Is A Bright Spot Due to dry weather in Argentina, soybean prices showed recent strength despite rising ending stocks projections for the current marketing year. At 530 million […]

Corn and Soybean Exports: USDA Projections Play Large Role in Price Formation

🕔Feb 13, 2018Corn and soybean export projections for the 2017-18 marketing year changed substantially in the February 8 WASDE report. The adjustments to export projections for both crops confirmed recent market information associated with […]

Grain Markets: Is It Time to Sell New Crop Soybeans?

🕔Jan 29, 2018Listen to MP3 podcast Soybean prices rallied over the last week on increased uncertainty in South American soybean production and a weaker dollar. Soybean prices in the 2017-18 marketing year […]

Grain Markets: Can Corn Prices Get Above the Current Range?

🕔Jan 22, 2018March corn futures prices continue to hover in a range between $3.48 and $3.60 since the release of the November WASDE report. The March corn futures price closed at $3.52 on […]

Grain Markets: USDA Reports Provided Some Surprises

🕔Jan 16, 2018The USDA released a set of reports on January 12 containing information with implications for corn and soybean prices in 2018. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final […]

Grain Markets: Updating Corn and Soybean Export Pace

🕔Jan 8, 2018On January 12, the USDA will release a flood of reports that will provide some clarifying information for corn and soybean markets in the 2017-18 marketing year. At present, the […]

Price Prospects For 2018 – Grains, Livestock

🕔Dec 29, 2017This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Grain Markets: Anticipating Dec. 1 Corn Stocks

🕔Dec 18, 2017The USDA releases the estimate of corn stocks held in the U.S. on January 12. On the same date, the final estimate of the size of the 2017 corn crop […]

Grain Markets: Corn Use for Ethanol Update – Podcast

🕔Dec 11, 2017Listen ot MP3 Podcast The recent strength in ethanol production has led to speculation about changes to USDA’s estimate of corn used for ethanol in the pending WASDE report. Ethanol […]

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