Dan Hueber

Articles By Dan Hueber

May 29, 2020

Patience rewarded

There is certainly no shortage of proverbs that instruct us to be patient. That could speak to the fact that we as a species are not very good at that, particularly in this era of instantaneous reward. "You mean I cannot have it delivered today?" We have heard them all
May 28, 2020

Warning! Read at your own risk.

WARNING! This is what can happen when there is a lack of fresh market news, so continue to read at your own risk as bad metaphors abound. While it would appear that most of the cruise ships that were stranded at sea without a port to call home due to
May 27, 2020

It is not nice to tease

I do not believe I am ever going to tease my dog with a treat again. Many of you have undoubtedly done the same thing. You hold a treat job out of reach, maybe even move it close to their mouth, only to quickly pull it away, heightening their anticipation
May 26, 2020

Optimism returns

With the Memorial Day weekend now behind us and just a handful of days ahead to finish out the month of May, corn, and bean markets are showing us a little resiliency this morning as the attention shifts even more so to the uncertainty of the next 60 to 90
May 22, 2020

Preparing for the future

Grain and soy markets are on track to finish out this pre-Memorial Day week of trade on a dour note. Prices are uniformly under pressure this morning, and if we wrapped up business right now, corn would have lost 3-cents for the week, beans 7-cents, with wheat as the exception
May 21, 2020

Worthy of a spy novel

It almost reads like someone is setting the plot for a new mystery or spy novel. On a damp and chilly February evening, covered under a shroud of darkness, longshoreman at a port in Houston feverishly work to load an ocean-going vessel with a cargo of liquid not often handled
May 20, 2020

Curses, foiled again!

Curses foiled again! Many of us became familiar with that lament while watching the Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons back in the early 1960s, but it would seem to be an appropriate phrase for plain ol’ bulls in the corn market right now. Once again yesterday, we failed to
May 19, 2020

That didn't go so well

Ah, Mate, that didn't go so well. As we reported yesterday, representatives from China and Australia met yesterday to try and iron out a few of the wrinkles that developed in their trade relationship, but for the ag sector in Australia, it would appear the shirt was left even more
May 18, 2020

Signs of new life?

If we can ignore the Chicago and KC wheat markets for a moment, it would appear that we have a renewed, albeit minor, sense of optimism weaving its way through a broad cross-section of markets this morning. Undoubtedly fragile at this moment, but you can almost sense a psychological shift