Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Crush Prospects Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
The 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, 2019
Despite 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, 2019
The 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, 2019
Central 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, 2019
Strong 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, 2019
Export 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, 2019
Poor 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, 2019
The 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, 2019
Last 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, 2019
The 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, […]

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