Soy, Corn Market: Pat on the Back for Hindsight – DTN Feb 12, 2020

🕔Feb 12, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned my dislike for making predictions, and I won’t repeat the reasons here. But before I declare all predictions worthless, I have to admit […]

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes New Position Limits – DTN Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is taking another stab at establishing position limits in commodity markets, its fourth such attempt since Congress passed the requirement as part of 2010’s financial […]

Commodity Market Optimism Falls with Spread of Chinese Coronavirus – DTN Jan 28, 2020

🕔Jan 28, 2020
Optimism has fallen out of the commodity and stock markets as the number of infections rise from the coronavirus in China, which has spread to the U.S., Canada and now […]

China Deal: Taking a Closer Look at the Language – DTN Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
As often accompanies political events like the signing ceremony for the phase-one trade agreement with China on Wednesday, Jan. 15, there was a lot of self-congratulating and verbal high fives […]

Grain Inspection Volume Mixed – DTN Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Corn inspections remained neutral to bearish, soybean inspections were neutral to bullish and wheat inspections were bearish in the latest USDA Export Inspections report, according to DTN Lead Analyst Todd […]

Ag Trade: China, U.S. Announce Deal, Waiting on the Details – DTN Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
China and the U.S. reached a preliminary agreement on the first phase of a trade deal that includes increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products, although the amount wasn’t specified. The […]

Corn Crop Size — Enough Reasons To Question USDA Estimates – DTN Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
In my profession, confirmation bias is a common psychological hazard to watch out for. Confirmation bias is the tendency to see the world the way we want it to be, […]

China’s Tariff Announcement: How Much To Read Into It? – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
In a sign that U.S. agriculture may start to see greater access to China, the Chinese Finance Ministry on Friday announced it would start excluding some soybeans, pork and other […]

Grain Markets – 2020 Could Be Short On Bulls – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
It was a privilege to speak to the members at the Arkansas Farm Bureau convention Wednesday (12/4/19) and I had to admit from the outset that there is simply no […]

FSA Promises Flexibility with CRP Enrollment – DTN Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
USDA is set to open sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program on Dec. 9 to include both general and continuous enrollments, the Farm Service Agency announced in a press conference […]

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