Corn: What About Those High Early Season USDA Ratings?

🕔Jun 15, 2018The USDA’s first condition rating on May 27, 2018 indicated that 79% of the U.S. corn crop was rated in good or excellent condition. This information has undoubtedly contributed to the rapid […]

Soybean Outlook: Prices Pressured by Trade and Crop Potential

🕔Jun 11, 2018Soybean prices continued to move lower last week as trade issues and a strong start to the growing season continue to pressure prices. At this time, very little positive news […]

Webinar: Corn, Soybeans – Updated Supply/Demand/Price Prospects – June 29

🕔Jun 7, 2018The webinar will review USDA’s June 29 Grain Stocks and Acreage reports and considers balance sheet and price implications for both old and new crop corn and soybeans. The USDA’s […]

Grain Markets: Export Potential for Corn, Ethanol, and Distillers Grains

🕔May 29, 2018The prospect of substantial levels of corn, ethanol, and distillers’ grains exports bodes well for corn consumption this marketing year, but a lack of resolution to trade negotiations may provide […]

Grain Markets: Soybean Prices Focus on Trade and Weather

🕔May 21, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast Soybean prices moved lower last week despite the positive outlook in the USDA’s May WASDE report. The report, released on May 9, projected that stocks of […]

Grain Markets: 2018-19 Outlook for Corn and Soybeans

🕔May 14, 2018The USDA released the first projections for U.S. corn and soybean supply and demand in the 2018-19 marketing year on May 10. Forecasts for both crops indicate lower ending stocks […]

Grain Markets: Soybean Crush Strength Continues

🕔May 7, 2018Soybean crush levels picked up substantially over the last few months due to strong crush margins. Driven by production issues in Argentina, the increase in crush margin recently is attributed […]

Soybeans: Prospects for Timely Planting of the 2018 Crop

🕔May 2, 2018In a farmdoc daily article on April 25, 2018, we examined the prospects for timely planting of the U.S. corn crop in 2018. Our computations indicated that there was still […]

Corn: Will the 2018 Crop Get Planted ‘On Time’?

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🕔Apr 26, 2018It is generally acknowledged that the U.S. average corn yield is largely determined by weather conditions during the reproductive and grain filling stages during the summer months. Still, weather conditions […]

Grain Markets: Is Corn Setting Up for a Rally?

🕔Apr 23, 2018Corn futures prices moved lower last week despite the slow pace of corn planting thus far this year. High levels of corn consumption continue to peck away at the corn […]

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