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Yield Changes Ahead?

Published on Monday, November 5, 2018

The fall of 2018 has proven to be interesting for harvest.  We have seen one of the wettest Octobers in recent history, with some cities setting records for rainfall.  As we transition to November and harvest wraps up, clients are eager to finalize yields on their own farms.  With few exceptions, most are happy with their yield performance, with many setting new records.  In a...

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The Acreage Battle Begins

Published on Monday, October 29, 2018

As of this weekend, Brazil is reported to be 34% complete with planting compared to the five year average of 18%.  Ample moisture continues to be present with sporadic rainfall continuing throughout the region.  With a strong start to the crop, there is a great deal of conversation about their contribution to world production in the 2018/19 growing season. By the numbers, overall South ...

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South America Off to a Great Start

Published on Monday, October 22, 2018

As of this weekend, Brazil is reported to be 34% complete with planting compared to the five year average of 18%.  Ample moisture continues to be present with sporadic rainfall continuing throughout the region.  With a strong start to the crop, there is a great deal of conversation about their contribution to world production in the 2018/19 growing season. By the numbers, overall South ...

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The Funds Return

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018

Last week's Commitment of Traders (COT) report revealed that large fund traders continued their exit of short positions in corn and soybeans in an effort to maintain a more neutral position heading into the fall and winter.  See COT Charts below.  As a review, the yellow line represents the net position held. The net position is a function of subtracting all short positions from all long...

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Seasonality.  What does it say?

Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

When some hear about seasonal tendencies, their mind moves towards planting, or weather, or harvest or more generally about ideas that surround the natural occurrences with a crop through the course of a calendar year.  We apply that same mode to markets and what often happens at different times of the year.  Seasonally, we come out of the winter doldrums, move through potential planting...

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