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Warming Up

Published on Monday, February 12, 2018

Markets continue to find themselves caught in a violent sideways market.  Soybeans which have traded back and forth in a 30 cent range were propelled back toward the top of the range on Monday.  See March Soybean Chart.  Forecast rainfall for the ongoing dry southern region of Argentina fell short and garnered attention from buyers and speculators alike.  Since we are in t...

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February USDA WASDE Report Numbers

Published on Thursday, February 8, 2018

U.S. corn ending stocks dropped 125 million bushels to 2.352 billion following the release of the February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report earlier today.  The decline was a result of higher exports.  Lower exports in soybeans and wheat led their ending stocks higher, however.  Soybean ending stocks stand at 530 million bushels while wheat is now at 1.00...

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Charted Territory

Published on Monday, February 5, 2018

Recently we have witnessed both the corn and soybean markets rally 14 and 50 cents respectively.  During this time from high to low we watched the fund position move from a net short on corn of about 273,000 contracts to about half of that at 143,000 net short.  On soybeans we saw a similar move from a net short position of about 125,000 contracts to about 76,000 contracts when the marke...

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Observing Long Term Trends

Published on Monday, January 29, 2018

Of late, price increases have caught the eyes of many a producer.  And rightfully so.  As storage has continued to remain full across many parts of the country, improved price opportunities need to be paid notice.  However, greater than recent price action is how some of these moves fit into the larger, longer term price trends that have been in place.  See Charts. As one cons...

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Drought?

Published on Monday, January 22, 2018

One thing that makes our producers so successful is there ability to observe their environment and then respond with necessary management.  This is not a trait that turns on and off, so observation continues well after harvest and well before planting.  While that certainly has value in observing trends, it also can lead to some very interesting conversations throughout the winter as we ...

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