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More Soybean Acres? What Will Make You More Money This Year? By: Tomorrow's (March 31) release of USDA's Prospective Plantings report will focus attention on 2015 plantings of corn and soybean. Many expect corn acres to decrease and soybean acres to increase…
USDA To Show Record Soybean Plantings? By: Will the biggest USDA Report of the year show that U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans than ever in 2015 and less corn? That is the consensus amongst many market watchers.On Tuesday, the March Planting…
Wheat Closes 22¢ Higher Monday By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)—On Monday, a risk-on mentality, poor wheat weather and squaring ahead of tomorrow's USDA Planting Intentions Report all helped the CME Group wheat, corn and soybean…
Market Starter: Watch Speculative Funds Post-USDA Reports Tuesday By: I often poke fun at what appears to be a near obsession with trade grain trade hanging on each and every release from the USDA as if it were delivered right from the mouth of the Almighty.  Maybe they…
Corn, Soybeans To Edge Higher Monday By: On Monday, the CME Group's corn, soybean and wheat markets are expected to start higher. The early calls for the commodities on Monday, March 30, 2015, are up. Corn is seen opening 1-2 cents higher…
Pre-USDA Thoughts: More Soybean Acres By: The soybean pit ended the week on a negative note, as some pre-weekend and pre-report selling had the market under a bit of pressure. Market moving news continues to be light and most of the day’s trade…
Wheat Stalls At Resistance By: Wheat markets started the week with a gap higher, but couldn’t do anything with it. And that was about the only positive thing we saw all week except for a small bump higher on Friday. Weather worries here…
Is All This Corn Bearishness Warranted? By: There's no shortage of analysts, farmers, or speculators who are outright bearish corn. As they look ahead to 2015, assuming a generally normal crop, this means excess inventory and a decline in prices by…
Market Starter: Next Week's USDA Reports are Going to be Huge By: Over the past couple weeks, the wheat market had emerged (pun intended) as the upside leader in the grain and soy markets with spot futures gaining (growing) nearly 60 cents from the lows posted during the…
Wheat Prices Gain Strength Friday By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)—On Friday, the CME Group wheat market closed higher on a lack of rain in the Plains and a world production estimate cut, while corn and soybeans fall.At the close, the May…
Corn, Soybean Markets Seen Lower Friday By: On Friday, the CME Group's corn, soybean, and wheat markets are expected to start mostly lower. The early calls for the commodities on Friday, March 27, 2015, are mixed. Corn is seen opening 1 to 2…
Market Starter: Shortcovering, Weaker Dollar Major Factors Thursday By: We ended up with a mixed bag of closes yesterday but all in all, there was nothing out of the ordinary with the information we have at hand.  Short-covering continues in the corn market as we approach the…
Corn, Soybeans Ended Lower Thursday By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)—On Thursday, the CME Group corn, soybean and wheat markets closed lower.At the close, the May corn futures settled 3 3/4 cents lower at $3.91 per bushel. The Dec corn…
Corn, Soybean, Wheat Markets Seen Rising Thursday By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)-- On Thursday, the CME Group's corn, soybean and wheat markets are expected to start higher. The early calls for the commodities on Thursday, March 26 , 2015, are…
How Did Prices Fare Following Other Golden Eras in Agriculture? By: What are crop prices going to look like over the next five years? That is the question on farmers’ minds as they make their election between two commodity programs, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural…
SoyRoy: Do Seasonal Trends Pay? By: The marketing business has been slow this winter. The first indication of the lack of winter meetings came as I was converting my newsletter mailing list from a combination of mail and email to email only…
Market Starter: Watch For Other Month-End Fireworks By: The corn market was able to extend for a third higher close in a row yesterday but wheat and beans appear to have lost any upward momentum that they had going.  Once again this morning we find the U.S…
Corn Closes Slightly Higher Wednesday By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)— After starting lower then turning slightly higher, the CME Group corn, soybean, and wheat markets finished mostly lower Wednesday.At the close, the May corn futures…
Brazil's Top Soybean State Faces Acreage Drop By: With banks and consultancies predicting a GDP contraction in Brazil from -0.5% to -2%, this would be the most severe crisis in the South American country in the last 25 years after a 2014 marked by zero…
Market Starter: Grains Await Big USDA Numbers By: Grain and soy markets were able to maintain strength for the close yesterday on what appeared to be predominantly short covering, spurred in part by a weaker dollar and end-of-month/report position…
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