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African Swine Fever

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

While most continue to focus on weather and the potential of an impact on grain prices in coming weeks, another story continues to develop, though with a little less fanfare.  The story of African Swine Fever broke last summer as Chinese hogs were becoming infected at an alarming rate.  It hit epidemic proportion as we entered the new year and has traveled an aggressive path throughout C...

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US Dollar Revisited

Published on Monday, August 26, 2019

This past weekend saw news on a number of trade deals: The anticipation surrounding this as markets opened Sunday was met with the reality of other such announcements in recent months.  Prices were able to see some lift in the grain and dairy complex while livestock markets saw the biggest boost.  However, given the lack of action on previous claims, the market was relatively slow to re...

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The Plight of Ethanol

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

While the dust is still settling on the August WASDE report, the focus remains on the supply side of the balance sheet.  This week the annual Pro-Farmer tour will take place and provide another look at the US corn crop.  Today's tour chatter across the Twittersphere discussed poor yields for SD and Ohio.  Corn yield potential for Ohio counties Allen, Delaware, Hardin, Marion, a...

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Another Limit Move

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

On June 28 the USDA issued an Acreage report that caught the attention of everyone.  The market finished just off of its limit down run after the numbers were released.  A move higher would follow in the days that followed.  Much of that optimism was built on a resurvey of acres that would take place across 14 states with results to be released August 12th.  That was today.&nbs...

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Acreage Anticipation

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019

In last week's Market Moment, we discussed the balance sheets under a few different scenarios.  As mentioned then, acreage and yield will be the two most widely followed numbers in the Crop Production and WASDE reports.  While yield may potentially still see delayed adjustments, acreage is the largest component in next Monday's release. What will make the acreage number so interesting i...

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