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For rally prospects, consider weather or USDA

For rally prospects, consider weather or USDA

New-crop corn futures have traded within a dime of $3.50 for most of the past month, and may need a weather scare to spark a rally. For soybeans, South America’s weather could boost prices.

September 20, 2017 10:39 am(0)

July beef exports ahead of 2016 numbers

Beef exports remained stable while pork exports dropped in July, according to a USDA report.

September 13, 2017 9:49 am(0)
Farmers can use market tools for protection

Farmers can use market tools for protection

As summer turns to autumn, Don Roose has a piece of advice for farmers: Use the carry to your advantage.

September 13, 2017 9:46 am(0)
Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

Corn and soybean futures dropped this morning after USDA increased its crop estimates from last month.

September 12, 2017 2:54 pm(0)

Hog numbers, drop in bellies lead prices down

Hog prices have moved downward over the past couple of weeks as large numbers of pigs head to market.

September 06, 2017 1:38 pm(0)

Late August lows suggest market déjà vu

Market analysts saw a potential repeat of last year’s seasonal low coming at the end of August, as corn futures rallied Aug. 31 after forced sales from delayed pricing contracts helped to set new contract lows Aug. 30.

September 06, 2017 1:35 pm(0)

Long cull cow marketing period coming to an end

After a robust few months, the cull cow market is weakening and will continue to soften through the fall.

August 30, 2017 1:38 pm(0)

Crop market analyst reconciles USDA reports

Farmers in some of the primary corn-producing states have been expressing concern about the difference between crop progress reports and crop yield reports in recent weeks.

August 30, 2017 1:35 pm(0)

USDA projections jolt crop size ideas

Near-trend U.S. corn yields and above-trend U.S. soybean yields defied expectations for the USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand report issued Aug. 10.

August 16, 2017 10:00 am(0)