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Latest Marketing News and Analysis

  • Gulke: Weaker Dollar Boosts Export Sales


    07/30/2016 06:00 AM

    Even though corn and soybean prices are down from market highs for the year, a weaker dollar and global demand are boosting U.S. ag exports, according to Jerry Gulke of the Gulke Group in Chicago.

  • Just The Facts
    07/29/2016 05:47 PM There is a quote attributed to Mark Twain, but also to Anonymous that says “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so”. I visited with a number of producers this week about the US corn and soybean crops. The concensus is that the crops look quite good from the road. However, you do have to be careful with what you don't know.
  • Farmers Advised to Cut Production Costs to Maintain Access to Capital
    07/29/2016 03:30 PM

    American row-crop farmers, facing a third year of negative margins, will need to cut production costs if they want to maintain access to capital, according to a report by Rabobank, a Dutch banking and financial services company.

  • Corn and Soybeans Stall
    07/29/2016 01:49 PM

    Corn futures posted slight weekly losses, but held above contract lows as fund selling eased. Meanwhile, soybean futures were supported at week's end by short-covering spurred by pressure on the dollar index. 

  • Beef Export Bonanza for Brazil as Chinese Eat More Foreign Steak
    07/29/2016 01:26 PM

    Chinese consumers are eating more beef than the country can produce, and that’s led to a sales bonanza for exporters in Brazil.

  • Potash-Supplier Group Will Only Sign China Contracts for 2016
    07/29/2016 01:04 PM

    Canpotex Ltd., the Canadian joint venture that represents potash export sales from Potash Corp., Mosaic Co. and Agrium Inc., will only sign contracts to supply China and India with the crop nutrient for the remainder of 2016 as it expects prices to rise next year.

  • Weekly Cash Comments - July 29
    07/29/2016 12:09 PM
  • Top 3 Grain Marketing Mistakes
    07/29/2016 11:08 AM
  • Grains Continue Their Grind Lower
    07/29/2016 08:24 AM
  • Europe's Top Wheat Grower May Import After Worst Crop in Decade
    07/29/2016 07:57 AM

    The smallest French wheat crop in more than a decade is spurring speculation the European Union’s largest producer will have to boost imports to meet its domestic and export demand.

  • Grain Market Turning Attention to Yields
    07/29/2016 04:50 AM Grain markets are lower as traders wait for the next big story. The US Dollar and stock markets look to today's economic reports and the Bank of Japan's stimulus measures.
  • 3 Things You Need to Know About South America This Week
    07/28/2016 03:30 PM

    Argentine grain truckers ended a week-long strike over a hike in hauling rates. Brazil could be looking to buy corn, and its safrinha harvest is ahead of schedule.

  • When Trump and Clinton Talk Bad About Trade, Silence is Not Golden
    07/28/2016 02:00 PM We’ve witnessed spats of protectionism before, but it seems like today’s major presidential candidates think they’re in a bizarre contest to see who can spew the most narrow-minded vision of economic isolationism.
  • Bears Roam Grain Markets
    07/28/2016 10:10 AM

    Despite uncertainties of August weather for soybean crops, grain markets “are still in bear market territory,” according to Joe Vaclavik, of Standard Grain, a marketing firm in Chicago

  • Corn and Wheat Post Modest Gains
    07/28/2016 08:19 AM
  • Morning Market Audio 7/28/16
    07/28/2016 08:07 AM
  • China Pig Price Seen Near Record as Floods Stir Disease Concern
    07/28/2016 07:27 AM

    China’s pig prices may climb to near a record after floods drowned animals and prompted concerns about possible disease outbreaks in the world’s biggest pork producer and consumer, according to analysts.

  • Trade Talks Big Yields
    07/28/2016 05:46 AM Grain markets are higher underpinned by the weaker US Dollar and short covering. Stock indices are slightly higher.
  • The 25 Year Trend in Crop Input Costs
    07/27/2016 12:17 PM Farm Doc Daily just release a report on how crop input costs have changed over the last 25 years.
  • Video
    6 Things You Need to Know about the Wheat Market Right Now
    07/27/2016 12:00 PM

    A global wheat glut isn’t going away any time soon, and big money isn’t chasing commodities at the moment.  Even so, there still are good opportunities for producers. Here are six takeaways from the Allendale’s latest wheat market outlook.