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Ethanol...Grinding it Out

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

As the USDA came back from an extended Christmas break hiatus, several reports have slowly been working their way into public hands.  Updated (and long overdue) numbers helped to give us a glimpse of developing trends in the last couple of months.  With regard to the WASDE report, one (perhaps the greatest) point of interest was yield.  The USDA lowered corn yields by 2.5 bushels an...

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Technical Damage to Wheat

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Within the US grain discussion, typically wheat takes a backseat to corn and soybeans; however, as of late it has gained attention from both a fundamental and technical perspective.  On February 8th, the USDA announced wheat planted acres were down 1.2 million acres due to excessive precipitation and cool temperatures during the planting window.  This provided little support to a market ...

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The US Dollar...Back on the Rise

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

Without question, the biggest conversation in our market today is trade.  Whether you reference China, Canada, or Mexico, choose to discuss soybeans, dairy, or livestock products, trade is the 700 lb gorilla in every market discussion.  As an industry that has invested heavily into our participation in global markets, the 10 month disruption to trade has cost us dearly.  While polit...

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February USDA Data Dump

Published on Friday, February 8, 2019

USDA World Agriculture Supply & Demand Estimates- February 2019 WHEAT:  Projected 2018/19 wheat ending stocks are raised 36 million bushels on reduced feed and residual use and lower seed use.  Feed and residual use is lowered 30 million bushels on larger than expected second-quarter stocks reported in today’s NASS Grain Stocks report.  Seed use is down 6 million bushels reflec...

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Wheat Gains the Spotlight

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019

While we wait for the updated WASDE and Grain Stocks report, there is a third piece that will also be watched...Wheat Seedings.  This report, which was due in January during the shutdown, gives us the first look at where wheat acres will be for the year, given the limited amount of fall field work that took place (wheat planting included).  This number will be of great interest, given th...

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