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Articles By Roy Leidahl

Jul 27, 2012

Drought Conditions to Drive Up Crop Insurance Payouts

Drought claims will drive up corn and soybean insurance payouts this year, but one insurance executive isn't discouraged.

Jul 11, 2012

Cut in Corn Yield 'Solidifies Trade Thinking'

USDA analysts chopped the projected corn yield to 146 bu./acre, down 20 bu. from earlier projections.

Jul 11, 2012

Withering Corn Crop Feeds Global Concerns

Corn futures have soared, crop condition ratings have dropped, and the world is hearing about risks of U.S. drought driving food prices higher.

Jul 05, 2012

Smaller Crops Lift Wheat Price Prospects

Weather will drive the wheat market from here on out, analysts say.

Jun 28, 2012

Expect More Acres for Both Corn and Wheat

Two major corn and soybean market reports are due from USDA Friday morning, but they're fighting with weather for attention.

Jun 12, 2012

Reports Supportive, but Wheat Futures Down

Wheat futures initially fell after USDA's June 12 Crop Production report reduced the anticipated 2012 harvest less than expected.

May 26, 2012

Trading May Start Earlier on USDA Report Days

CBOT's floor trading could open 10 minutes before USDA issues major crop reports, pending certification from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

May 23, 2012

Cotton Futures Drop, Continuing Downtrend

After cotton futures dropped their daily limit May 22, one broker predicted futures prices will stay on a downward trend for a few months.

May 10, 2012

Old-Crop Carryover Hammers Corn Market

USDA surprised the corn market by adding to this fall's projected carryover, while the trade had expected the ending stocks estimate to go down.