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Supply AND Demand...The Balancing Act of Price

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

At this time last year, 99% of the corn and 88% of the soybeans were planted.  Not the case this year.  While plantings advanced to 83% in corn and 60% in soybeans, these levels are well behind the average.  As important is the condition of the crop that has been planted.  59% of the US corn crop is rated good or excellent, well below the 77% rating last yea...

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Funds...Climbing the Mountain

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019

Planting pace again failed to meet expectations as corn is now 29% behind the average pace and soybeans are 40% behind their pace.  The states of highest interest continue to be Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota.  A full view of this week's report can be found below. While the pace of planting may be slow, fund buying is anything but.  Last week began on...

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CME Margin Change Notification

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Good afternoon, Today the Chicago Mercantile Exchange announced that margin requirements are increasing by $120.00 on corn effective after today's close, 5/30/2019.  The new rates are as follows: CN19 - CK20 - $880/contract   CN20 - CZ22 - $760/contract If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. Sincerely,  Your Commodity Risk Management Group Team...

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Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

For many producers, the question of "WHAT" to plant or "IF" to plant is drawing closer and closer to needing a definite answer.  Prevent plant is becoming a larger discussion, though many producers who still wish to capture the forthcoming mystery MFP payment are working to get seed in the ground.  With regard to crop insurance, final plant dates for corn and soybeans can be found in the...

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A little behind?

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

My grandfather used to tell the story of the butcher who backed into the meat grinder....he got a little behind in his work.  That doesn't even come close to identifying the US planting situation currently afoot.  Continued rain and equally wet forecasts have not only delayed planting, but caused it to rank as the slowest start to the US corn planting season since reporting of such progr...

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