Dan Hueber

Articles By Dan Hueber

Jan 24, 2020

Great triumphs in history

Monumental Triumphs in History June 26, 218 BC – Hannibal Crosses the Alps May 29, 1953 – Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summit Mt. Everest June 20, 1969 – Neil Armstrong is the first human to step foot on the Moon January 23, 2020 – March corn closes above
Jan 23, 2020

Quality issues front and center

I have made mention in previous letters of the potential problems that may await us concerning the quality of corn produced in the upper Midwest this year. Be it in the form of lower yields due to test weight, more breakage, and FM that always occurs when corn is harvested
Jan 22, 2020

The lone beacon of light

The wheat market continues to be a beacon of light in what remains a cloudy and uncertain forecast for corn and soybeans. It is almost ironic that soybeans, the market that captured the attention of the world throughout this long journey to reach a détente in trade, has been anything
Jan 21, 2020

Back to business as usual

It is a new week, and traders were given an extra day to reflect on all the reports and ceremonies that transpired last week and evidently came to a conclusion; been there – done that. The one exception would appear to be wheat, which is trying to climb a bit
Jan 17, 2020

And we began the week with such optimism

On Monday morning of this week, there was a sense that we were finally emerging from the dark and dreary wilderness that grain and soy markets have been aimlessly wandering for the past several years. Within days, China would be inking a new trade agreement with promises to purchase more
Jan 16, 2020

Words we dread to hear

Certain phrases have always struck fear and dread into the hearts of just about every person. “I need to see you in my office” or “You just wait until your father hears about this,” but it would appear we can now add another to this list; “market conditions.” Granted, the
Jan 15, 2020

The day is finally here. Now what?

The day has finally arrived. No, I am not referring to the release of the Oscar nominations, and realistically I would not be able to identify who or what might be in line for the best picture or the award for likely to deliver the most impassioned acceptance speech anyway
Jan 14, 2020

Getting all the places set

I would imagine things are abuzz at the White House already today as they prepare for the big Phase One trade agreement signing ceremony tomorrow. Double-checking to make sure the right people are on the list for the proper photo ops and mark the spots where they need to be
Jan 13, 2020

The almost final, final word

Well, there you have it — the final word on a growing season in the United States that most producers would rather forget about. Beginning with many across the upper Midwest needing amphibious equipment to get the seed into the ground and nearly this same situation come harvest time, and