2014 Marketing Outlooks

The editors at AgWeb.com are taking a look at experts’ projections for a variety of commodities in 2014 to help you succeed and be profitable in the coming year. Read the entire series below.

 
Corn Nov. 4

2014 Outlook: Prepare for a Stagnant Corn Market

By Jen Russell
Is there any hope for corn prices next year? Market analysts Bob Utterback and Greg Wagner offer their thoughts on five wild cards to watch.

angus calf beef
Nov. 11

2014 Outlook: Will Record-Setting Cattle Prices Continue?

By Greg Henderson
All-time cattle price records fell like Congressional approval ratings this fall. Can the trend continue in 2014?

Wheat
Nov. 18

2014 Outlook: Expect Big Wheat Crop, Mildly Bearish Prices

By Nate Birt
High ending stocks and a record corn crop this year likely will cap the upside price potential for wheat next season, experts say.

 

hogs
Nov. 25

2014 Outlook: Pork Industry Ready to Hog More Corn

By Sara Schafer
The 2012 drought left deep scars on the pork industry, but profit opportunities finally abound.

 
Soybeans
Dec. 2

2014 Outlook: Inverted Soybean Market Suggests Early Pricing

By Ed Clark
If you're storing soybeans, you might want to empty your bins soon—prices could gradually tumble as 2014 approaches.

Cotton
Dec. 9

2014 Outlook: China Holds All the Cotton Cards

By Boyce Thompson
What China decides to do with its massive reserves, and whether Chinese growers pick up production, will determine the direction of cotton prices in 2014.
 
Dairy
Dec. 16

2014 Outlook: Strong Exports Dominate U.S. Dairy Forecast

By Cathy Merlo
Record exports and lower feed costs are bullish for dairy, but clouds loom.