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RSS By: Brock Schimbeno, AgWeb.com

Grain Hedge is a self-directed discount brokerage that saves farmers money when trading in the futures and options market. For $7 commissions per side producers can execute their marketing strategy with authority, any time the markets trade.

Soybeans Picking Up Ground

Feb 24, 2012

The export sales report this morning confirmed recent strength in the soybean market, with 1,159,400 MT of soybeans reported for Feb 10-16. The Chinese were a large purchaser of old crop soybeans, purchasing 521,100 MT during a visit by Vice President Xi Jinping to Iowa.

At the time of this post we see DEC 12 corn down 7 while NOV 12 beans are up 1 cent. In recent weeks the ratio between these contracts has exploded, with new crop soybeans now trading at 2.3 times that of new crop corn. The trade is looking at 2.4 as an area where soybeans will be very competitive for many farmers to plant, especially those facing corn-on-corn decisions.

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