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More of the Same? ...Or Not?

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In the past we have talked about the eerie similarity of the December 2017 corn contract to last year's performance in the December 2016 contract.  The parallels continue.  See Charts.  What is interesting about the recent $4.05 move is that the move in 2016 preceded the trade between the range from $3.75 and $3.95/bu.  This year, that move has come after a long trade between t...

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Politics...A closer look at Corn and Soybeans 

Published on Monday, February 13, 2017

Regardless of which side of the aisle you find yourself, the markets have had a great many new considerations to work through in recent months.  Following the recent inauguration of our newest U.S. President, it quickly became clear that the new administration would create far more risk and uncertainty than the South American weather that stirred the pot in early January. A number of Preside...

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Corn Markets...A Vicious Cycle

Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

This time of year, there are a lot of conversations about fundamental elements such as those discussed last week.  As it is, it is easy to get caught in conversations about weather (here and elsewhere), acreage, profitability, etc.  While all of those discussions have merit and are worthy of staying informed about, they are only part of the equation.  Commodity markets also have a t...

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Weather Market Update

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For months there have been four key focuses in our corn market: 1. January WASDE Final yield/Ending Stocks 2. South American Weather 3. United States Acreage 4. United States Weather Forecasts January's WASDE report changed very little from Decembers numbers, dropping the corn yield by 7/10 of a bushel from December.  A record yield was still realized, with the final number coming in at 174...

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Cattle Markets Revisit Familiar Territory

Published on Monday, January 23, 2017

Markets always have a way of keeping a man humble.  Just when you have figured them out, they change.  However, in that pursuit of understanding, there are some key benchmarks that are helpful when making decisions about the road ahead.  To that end, buyers and sellers have a plethora of information from among supply and demand data sets to guide them on their journey.  While a...

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