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Planting.  Progress?

Published on Monday, April 22, 2019

Beginning in April of each year, the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) publishes a weekly report known as Crop Progress.  While the methodology for the report is sometimes contested by onlookers, it is a consistent benchmark that helps us compare one crop year to other years.  And by the numbers, the report published this afternoon suggests that planting across the United States...

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Technically...A Set Up

Published on Monday, April 15, 2019

Last Tuesday the funds officially moved to a new record net short position in corn at a staggering 294,352 contracts short ( see chart below ).  While this certainly has not allowed for great pricing opportunities, it may be the very catalyst that allows for better opportunities.  Upon closer observation of the chart below, it becomes apparent that the managed money does not ty...

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USDA WASDE Report - Neutral

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Across Wheat, Corn, and Soybeans, very little by way of surprises were brought forward in the USDA's April release of the World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE).  Corn ending stocks rose in harmony with the larger Quarterly Grain Stocks report released at the end of March.  On that same note, soybeans were left largely unchanged.  The USDA made little by way of cha...

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Upcoming WASDE Report Considerations

Published on Monday, April 8, 2019

Any time the market has an infusion of new information, we have a greater chance for volatility.  On the last day of March the USDA quarterly stocks and planting intentions reports were released with a few surprises and volatility ensued.  US corn stocks were pegged nearly 300 million bushels above the highest trade estimates, which was a huge surprise to say the least.  That c...

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A Flood of Developments

Published on Monday, April 1, 2019

The USDA brought a flood of selling to the market following its release of the Quarterly Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports on Friday.  Below is a quick snapshot of how acreage is shifting relative to current estimates.  For a fuller view of the numbers, Click HERE to be directed to the download. However, with the reports now behind us, there is a different flood s...

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