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Pre-Report Analysis, News of Jan. 11 Reports

08:31AM Jan 11, 2013

USDA will release five reports Jan. 11: Crop Production, Annual Crop Production, Winter Wheat Seedings, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, and Grain Stocks.

Below are a few pre-report news items to read before the numbers come out.

January Stocks a Market Mover
By: Jerry Gulke, Top Producer Market Strategy Columnist
The January USDA Grain Stocks report has a history of being a market maker, especially in years of price rationing. The report is important to soybeans and wheat, but corn has my interest.


Be Ready for Price Swings on Friday
By: Sara Schafer, Business and Crops Online Editor
One of the most-important USDA report days of the year will take place Friday. At 11 a.m. The one certainty to be in Friday’s plethora of USDA reports is a surprise or two.


Winter Corn Price Tone Will Be Set by Jan. 11 Reports
By: Nate Birt, Farm Journal Social Media and News Editor
Farmers can expect market movement for corn prices after the Jan. 11 release of the Annual Production Summary and Quarterly Grain Stocks Report, Pro Farmer senior market analyst Brian Grete says.


Gulke: Can Friday’s Reports be Bearish?
By: Sara Schafer, Business and Crops Online Editor
Prices have collapsed since the all-time highs of the summer. Will the information released by USDA on Friday hurt or help prices?


Watch U.S. Corn Stocks for Potential Surprises
By: Fran Howard
On Friday, Jan. 11, USDA will release its final estimates on corn and soybean production and acreage for the 2012-13 crop year as well as quarterly estimates for U.S. grains stocks and its monthly world and domestic supply and demand estimates.

Drought Impact Fades, Markets Search for New Disaster
By: Sara Schafer, Business and Crops Online Editor
2012 had the drought to send prices sky-high. Jerry Gulke says 2013 will need its own problem to resuscitate the markets.

Grain Markets Continue to Slide
By: Scott Harms, Archer Financial Services
Values were lead lower by the wheat market which slipped nearly $.30 lower by Thursday morning. All of the grains have been affected by long liquidation as we approach the "fiscal cliff" with no agreement as yet.

Kiss the 2012 Drought Market Goodbye
By: Sara Schafer, Business and Crops Online Editor
After months of dry weather headlining price movements, the markets are ready for a new story, says Jerry Gulke.

Corn Imports Reach All-Time High
By: University News Release
U.S. imports for corn will be at an all-time annual high this year, over six times above the 10-year average annual imports of 16 million bushels.

Difficult to Anticipate Dec. 1 Corn Stocks Estimate
By: Darrel Good, University of Illinois
The USDA's estimate of Dec. 1, 2012 inventories of corn, to be released on Jan. 11, 2013, will be one of the more important factors influencing the price of old crop corn in the first quarter of the new year.

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The Allendale Wake-Up Call: Countdown to January USDA

Grain Hedge: Technicals Lend Support as Markets Gear Up for Friday's Reports

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