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Latest Marketing News and Analysis

  • Watch Out for ACA Premium Repayment

    01/16/2018 09:38 PM Farmers who get their medical insurance on the exchange and receive a premium subsidy need to be more careful in 2018. I show you why.
  • Cattle Futures Continue to Firm
    01/16/2018 06:26 PM We have been optimistic on cattle futures over the last week and they continue to work higher.
  • Port of Oakland sets cargo record
    01/16/2018 04:12 PM The Port of Oakland moved the equivalent of 2.42 million 20-foot containers last year, which breaks the previous record of 2.39 million containers in 2014.
  • Video: Wheat Commentary 1/16/18
    01/16/2018 04:10 PM
  • The NAFTA Timeline has Become Indeterminate
    01/16/2018 03:43 PM The July 1st Mexican election and the U.S. mid-term elections have always been goal posts for the NAFTA talks.
  • Video
    Analyst: Wheat Producers Will See June Price Spike
    01/16/2018 12:22 PM

    According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, 57 percent of the country is experiencing some form of drought or dryness, and much of that is in the Wheat Belt.

  • This Is How Options Work
    01/16/2018 11:33 AM

    Let’s get away from the fundamentals of the grains and talk the nuts and bolts of options. No… don’t run screaming to the next page! This is painless and it might even help seasoned marketers understand more about options. Let’s start with a basic description of call and put options.

  • Morning Market Audio 1/16/18
    01/16/2018 08:01 AM
  • Are soybeans ready to breakout?
    01/16/2018 07:49 AM Soybeans found support last week and have used that momentum to start the week off on firm footing.
  • USDA Raises Stocks in Corn Wheat and Soybeans
    01/16/2018 07:30 AM Grain Markets are enjoying a bit of short covering after a negative report last Friday and larger than expected short positions by managed money funds. Weather in Argentina could be a supportive factor this week. US stock indexes are testing another milestone in record highs. Crude oil continues to grind higher.
  • Exports Lag, Is There Hope?
    01/15/2018 01:19 PM

    I felt demand expectations on U.S. exports had been overly optimistic because of analysts’ 2017 exuberance that Chinese demand would increase by double digits. Reality is setting in, as USDA has decreased the U.S. export outlook.

  • Livestock Roundup Weekend Edition (1.14.18)
    01/14/2018 02:26 PM Cattle futures found support in the back half of last weeks trade.
  • What the USDA report means for grain prices
    01/13/2018 10:40 AM Friday's USDA report was somewhat of a dud for corn, but soybeans and wheat could be setting up for bigger moves.
  • Video
    Gulke: Focus Shifts to Weather, Planting with Jan. Report Over
    01/13/2018 05:11 AM

    After a fairly neutral January USDA report, the market is still digesting the updated numbers released. Soybeans, however, did see a key reversal, but the real shocker was the increase in wheat acres, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group.

  • The Phantom Bull
    01/12/2018 05:29 PM At least one Webber tune could be tied to USDA cutting their Argentine soybean estimate today. In the end I went back to Phantom. The character is hiding in the shadows and not seen by the leading lady for a good part of the musical. That was all I needed! It’s the Phantom Bull Market, lurking in the shadows and strongly desired by grain producers everywhere. The beans sang a little solo today, but maybe we can coax some best sellers out onto the stage eventually!
  • Video
    Gulke: Jan. 12 USDA Report Offers a Few Surprises
    01/12/2018 12:40 PM

    Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, says the Jan. 12 USDA report surprised the market with a few unexpected changes.

  • January USDA Reports Analysis
    01/12/2018 11:28 AM Coverage and Analysis of the January 2018 USDA reports.