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Corn Still Has A Lot of Room to Move Lower
02/05/2016 05:54 PM
02/05/2016 05:27 PM
A quick internet search shows a concensus forecast. Four different groundhogs were consulted, none saw their shadows. Thus, the tradition calls for an early end to winter in North America. With El Niño in full force who can argue with that? Above normal temps are expected for Dec-Mar across the northern part of the US. Of course, others might recall a Bill Murray movie called Groundhog Day, which consists of repeating the same day over and over.
Weekly Cash Comments - February 05
02/05/2016 12:11 PM
When Will Corn Get Back to $4?
02/05/2016 10:24 AM
The last time corn traded above $4 per bu. was in October 2015. Farmers want to see a return to those prices (and higher), but when will enough factors align to push prices back up?
Time for Fed guessing again
02/05/2016 08:40 AM
Grains Mostly Quiet in the Overnight
02/05/2016 08:15 AM
Lowest Spring Crop Insurance Price in Last 10 Years?
02/05/2016 07:44 AM
This year is shaping up to be the lowest spring corn crop insurance price in the last 10 years and soybeans looks like it will be the third lowest.
Idle Argentine Soy-Crushers Ramp Up as Macri Ending Crop Logjam
02/05/2016 06:37 AM
For much of the past decade, soybean processors in Argentina including Bunge Ltd.and Cargill Inc. couldn’t get enough of the crop to crush, as farmers clashed with the government over agricultural policies.
Products Lead Soybeans Higher
02/05/2016 05:37 AM
Grain markets are narrowly unchanged. Outside markets are waiting for employment data later this morning. Weather forecasts improve for Argentina providing negative pressure to the market. Wheat traders are bargain hunting after the biggest weekly decline in more than a month.
Very Rough Road For Export Sales
02/04/2016 06:32 PM
Have Grains Run Out of Steam For Now?
02/04/2016 03:20 PM
With a less-bearish-than-expected report in January and some short covering from the funds the idea has been...
Opening of Panama Canal Expansion Delayed
02/04/2016 12:00 PM
Construction of the Panama Canal expansion is 96% done, but officials this week said the estimated April opening for the $5 billion project would need to be pushed back again for several months.
Dollar Posts Biggest 2-Day Drop in 7 Years as 2016 Rally Erased
02/04/2016 12:00 PM
The dollar posted its biggest two-day drop since March 2009, extending a decline that wiped out its rally at the start of the year.
It is Time for Kenya to Plant the First Biotech Crop Acre
02/04/2016 11:00 AM
GM crops aren’t just for rich countries. About nine in ten of the farmers who grow GM crops are smallholders.
Canadian Wheat Stocks Historically Tight (VIDEO)
02/04/2016 09:30 AM
Year-ending stocks of wheat in Canada plunged nearly 20% below 2014 levels, according to Statistics Canada’s Stocks of Principal Field Grains report, released Thursday. However, that’s unlikely to help U.S. wheat producers—at least not yet—because the global wheat market remains oversupplied.
Interesting Dollar Action
02/04/2016 08:58 AM
US Dollar Continues to Move Lower
02/04/2016 08:20 AM
Does Cottonseed Oil Qualify for Other Oilseed Treatment Under 2014 Farm Bill
02/04/2016 07:42 AM
The USDA just announced that cottonseed will not qualify as an other oilseed under PLC or ARC. This has created a lot of discussion by Congress and farm organizations stating that they do have the authority. I provide an analysis of the Section of the Farm Bill where it could be interpreted that they do not have the authority.
Dollar Slides For Second Day
02/04/2016 05:43 AM
Grain markets are higher. Traders across the board have a risk on attitude as US Dollar is down sharply.
Crude Oil Continues Bearish Trend
02/03/2016 06:09 PM