Dan Hueber

Articles By Dan Hueber

Jul 08, 2020

Wednesday's Child

We have reached midweek once again, and in what seems to have been the norm more often than not, we appear to have a lack of fresh news to provide direction, and grain/soy markets wander semi-aimlessly. It is difficult to imagine but could Mother Goose have had this in mind
Jul 07, 2020

Typical Tuesday

With increased potential for a few showers to pop up in the Midwest next week, grain and soy markets have deflated a bit this morning. Granted, any moisture would be highly variable, and with the temperatures we are experiencing, it would undoubtedly evaporate rather quickly, but in many people's minds
Jul 06, 2020

As fickle as the weather

With government reports behind us, at least for a brief moment, the markets' attention has returned to weather and right now is a bit disconcerted with what it sees. For much of the corn/bean growing regions, we are promised hot temperatures with sporadic rainfall and the potential for a high-pressure
Jul 02, 2020

Keep your friends close...

While the origin is in question, there is an old proverb that says, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” I could not help but think of this when I read that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has now joined Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa in threatening to block
Jul 01, 2020

Swan, Duck, Cat?

Since the financial meltdown in late 2008, we have all become familiarized with the Black Swan Theory. Simply defined, it is a metaphor for an event that comes as a surprise, has a significant effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact. I suspect that phrase has actually been
Jun 30, 2020

A nice little month end surprise

Well, that turned out to be a pleasant surprise. What began as minor short covering early in the corn market evolved into a rush for the exits as bears trampled over one another to try and get there first. Politeness and common courtesy are the first to be cast aside
Jun 29, 2020

Half the year is almost over??

After the breakdown last week, it was a minor relief to turn on the quote screen this morning and be greeted with steady to higher values and the grain and soy markets. Of course, looking at the date on the calendar, it should not come as a shock to see
Jun 26, 2020

What next?

Hands down, the story of the week, and a dour one at that, is the performance we have witnessed in the corn market. Obviously convinced that the balance of the growing season will be a non-event, bears came out of the woods yesterday and feasted on any remaining bulls. While
Jun 25, 2020

Some are more equal than others

My, that is going to take a lot of aspirin. After more than a year of negotiations, Bayer AG of Germany has agreed to pay out $10.9 billion to settle upwards of 100,000 lawsuits in the United States involving the weed killer Roundup. Gauging from the statement by Chief Executive