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RSS By: Bob Utterback, Farm Journal

Bob Utterback has more than 26 years of experience and offers producers a disciplined approach to marketing.

Concerns of Early Frost and Soybean Demand!

Aug 24, 2009
For many colleges, today is the first day of school. It’s hard to admit it but over 35 years ago I was starting my first day of college. Scared, excited and looking forward to the future all once. All I can say is good luck to all, enjoy the time spent in the great halls of college and prepare your self well to take advantage of the opportunities ahead!
 
As for the markets, beans were the leader of the pack on solid demand interest. Concern is still very high that the crop is not out of the woods and could be hurt by a fall frost. Old crop is leader of the pack now with November beans back above $10. This strength has helped to pull up the corn and wheat markets out of an oversold condition.
 
Our bias here at UMS is the corn crop is out there, the only question is how big—160 bu. per acre or 165 bu. per acre. Every 1 bu. above the USDA estimate of 160bu. per acre is going to have real impact. We continue to believe the USDA demand estimates are over stated at current prices. Lower prices for a longer time period are called for to get the demand projections they suggest.
 
In a nut shell, take advantage of any strong price bounce into the September USDA Supply and Demand report on concern about frost to make sales. We will be taking off much of this week but will become much more aggressive on selling positions as we move into the first two weeks of September.

If you need any help in implementing a speculative or hedging strategy give us a call at 1-800-832-1488 or email me at utterback@utterbackmarketing.com or laura@utterbackmarketing.com.
BEFORE TRADING, ONE SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WITH POTENTIAL PROFITS THERE IS ALSO POTENTIAL FOR LOSSES, WHICH MAY BE VERY LARGE. YOU SHOULD READ THE “RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT” AND “OPTION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT” AND SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE RISKS BEFORE TRADING. COMMODITY TRADING MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR RECIPIENTS OF THIS PUBLICATION. THOSE ACTING ON THIS INFORMATION ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS. ALTHOUGH EVERY REASONABLE ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, UTTERBACK MARKETING SERVICES INC. ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. ANY REPUBLICATION OR OTHER USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND THOUGHTS EXPRESSED HEREIN WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF UTTERBACK MARKETING SERVICES INC. IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. COPYRIGHT UTTERBACK MARKETING SERVICES INC. 2009.
 
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COMMENTS (5 Comments)

Anonymous
White mold and sds taking over here in NE Iowa.
10:35 AM Aug 26th
 
Anonymous
White mold and sds taking over here in NE Iowa.
10:35 AM Aug 26th
 

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