AgWeb.com will have complete coverage and analysis leading up to and following the release of the March 9 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates as well as the March 30 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports.
Below are some pre-report estimates and insight. Check back to see more news and commentary on the days of the reports.
News & Analysis
China's Meat Demand Boon to Corn, Bean Producers
Feeding 1.3 billion people is no easy feat. U.S. agriculture should benefit from China's demand.
2012: Biggest Corn Acreage in 68 Years?
This year looks to be a record-breaker for acres planted in the U.S.
More Corn, Lower Prices in USDA Outlook
The corn market is working. Expect record-high corn prices in 2011-12 to drive corn acreage and production to record highs this year.
Analysts Call USDA's 2012 Soybean Outlook Reasonable
Corn and soybean prices this year will favor corn over soybeans as producers pencil out their enterprise budgets.
Worst Kept Secret: 94 Million Acres of Corn
The Ag Outlook Forum revealed some much expected market data this week.
USDA's Corn, Soybean and Wheat Estimates
Read supply and demand estimates released by USDA in February at the Ag Outlook Forum.
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Marketing Old Crop and New Crop 2012
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Blogs & Commentary
||Balancing Supply with Demand
By Jerry Gulke, Top Producer "Market Strategy" columnist
USDA's stocks report has been a subject of controversy among those at odds with the agency's ability, or lack thereof, to provide useful data.
Soybeans Rally to Five-Month High
by Marc Schober, Farmland Forecast
Grain markets performed well in February. Now, all eyes turn to the March 30 reports.