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Power Hour: Pre-Report Analysis of Feb. 8 Reports

February 8, 2013
USDA   pile of corn

AgWeb.com will have full coverage of the Feb. 8 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Crop Production reports, following the 11 a.m. releases.

Below are a few pre-report news items to read before the numbers come out.

Will Canada Run Out of Canola?

As the U.S. oilseed market focuses on dwindling stocks of soybeans, Canadian oilseed analysts are talking about running out of canola.


Corn Has Longest Slump in Eight Weeks as Demand Ebbs
Corn futures fell, capping the longest slump in eight weeks, as demand ebbed for exports and ethanol in the U.S.

AgWeb Radio: Closing Commentary 2-7-13

Brock Schimbeno of Grain Hedge says corn and wheat were lower today. Numbers to look at in the report tomorrow will be the ending stocks. Other important numbers will be the South American production estimates.



AgWeb Radio: Midday Commentary 2--7-12
Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing offers suggestions on what producers should be doing and thinking as the supply demand report is delivered tomorrow at 11:00 am.

Now is Historically a Good Time to Purchase Options

Now is an interesting time to look at the low volatility of corn and why you should purchase options on your grain.

AgWeb Radio: Opening Commentary 2-7-13
Craig VanDyke of Top Third Ag Marketing says corn and wheat down now, beans up. Export numbers not exciting. Rain in the US hard wheat areas. Extimates for Brazil corn has been raised. Weather for Brazil and Argentina is looking good.



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