AgWeb.com will have full coverage of the March 28 Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, following the 11 a.m. releases.
Below are a few pre-report news items to read before the numbers come out.
Power Hour: Corn Acreage to Lead to 30% Climb in Production
Analysts expect producers to plant one of largest areas ever to corn once winter loosens its grip on the heartland.
Which Crop Will Top the Acreage Battle?
A few wild cards may be at play today in USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings report.
AgWeb Radio: Closing Commentary 3-27-13
Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing says the market is adjusting today getting ready for the report tomorrow. With the cold weather the trend seems to be bullish. Corn spreads have been working well. Get prepared for wild trade after the report.
Wheat Rises to Five-Week High as Spring-Crop Seeding May Shrink
Wheat rose to the highest in almost five weeks on speculation that U.S. farmers will plant fewer acres with spring varieties due to cold weather.
AgWeb Radio: Midday Commentary 3-27-13Jim Bower of Bower Trading says the dollar has increased in value again today. Grain market traders are evening up positions before the report tomorrow. Some freezing temperatures in the areas where wheat is in the joint stage may see some yield reductions.
Weather Drives 2013 Outlook for Grain, Meat
Moisture and growing conditions in the Corn Belt and Plains will dictate corn yields, prices and protein production.
AgWeb Radio: Midday Commentary 3-26-13
Tom Grisafi of Indiana Grain Company says the markets are thin in trade today. Reminder the report is at 11:00AM Thursday and the market closes at 2:00PM. The market will not open again until 5:00PM Sunday.
2013 Corn, Soybean Acreage and Yield Prospects
The likelihood of planting delays, along with lingering drought conditions, provides the basis for considerable yield uncertainty for corn in 2013.
AgWeb Radio: Closing Commentary 3-25-13
Nate Smith of the Gulke Group says not much going on today! Funds have been short covering in front of the report and removed some of the shorts. Today was a 'positioning day' before the report. The dollar had a big move higher today related to the Cyprus bailout.
Power Hour: Can Thursday’s Reports be Bullish for Corn?
Trader expectations are calling for a repeat in corn acres and a dramatic increase in soybeans.
AgWeb Radio: Midday Commentary 3-25-13
Jim Bower of Bower Trading says the Cyprus settlement may not be final and more problems could be coming. The cold weather in parts of Texas and Oklahoma may affect wheat. The Thursday report and pre-report estimates are affecting market trade.
Corn, Soybeans Slide as Farmers Boost Planting
Corn and soybeans fell for a second session in Chicago on signs feed use in the U.S. may slow just as the nation’s farmers prepare to boost plantings.
Gulke’s Pre-Game Picks for the Planting Report