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Soybean Traders Taking Cover?

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018

Of late, the feature in grain markets has been the soybean complex and the story surrounding a deal with China.  Prices have responded and so have traders.  Rumor of the idea that Trump and the Chinese Premier would spend time at the G20 summit sent bean prices soaring.  Today, great advances in South American plantings together with a favorable forecast have caused traders to re-ev...

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Finding Chinese Corn

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

On Thursday last, the USDA released their monthly supply and demand figures in what is often referred to as the WASDE report.  Several changes were made.  Domestically, corn and soybean yields were lowered to reflect declining fall conditions at the hands of mother nature.  While these were certainly welcomed announcements for anyone holding out for better prices, the adjustmen...

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Yield Changes Ahead?

Published on Monday, November 5, 2018

The fall of 2018 has proven to be interesting for harvest.  We have seen one of the wettest Octobers in recent history, with some cities setting records for rainfall.  As we transition to November and harvest wraps up, clients are eager to finalize yields on their own farms.  With few exceptions, most are happy with their yield performance, with many setting new records.  In a...

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The Acreage Battle Begins

Published on Monday, October 29, 2018

As of this weekend, Brazil is reported to be 34% complete with planting compared to the five year average of 18%.  Ample moisture continues to be present with sporadic rainfall continuing throughout the region.  With a strong start to the crop, there is a great deal of conversation about their contribution to world production in the 2018/19 growing season. By the numbers, overall South ...

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South America Off to a Great Start

Published on Monday, October 22, 2018

As of this weekend, Brazil is reported to be 34% complete with planting compared to the five year average of 18%.  Ample moisture continues to be present with sporadic rainfall continuing throughout the region.  With a strong start to the crop, there is a great deal of conversation about their contribution to world production in the 2018/19 growing season. By the numbers, overall South ...

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