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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…
Corn, Wheat Prices Start Higher Friday By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)--On Friday, the CME Group's corn, soybean and wheat markets opened mostly higher.  At the open, the May corn futures are trading 1/2 of a cent higher at $3.91 per…
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 …
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…
Corn Ends Higher, Soybeans Remain Lower By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)—The CME Group corn market was able to close higher, despite a stronger dollar weakening soybeans and wheat Tuesday.At the close, May corn futures settled 3 cents higher at…
U.S. Dollar Reversal and Grain Strength? By: Last week we talked about the importance of the dollar and crude oil to the direction of commodities overall, and the influence these two have on the commodity trading pits. Well, last week the dollar made a…
Corn, Soybean Prices To Dip Tuesday By: On Tuesday, the CME Group's corn, soybean and wheat markets are expected to start mostly weaker. The early calls for the commodities on Tuesday, March 24 , 2015, are lower. Corn is seen…
Expect Wide Range of Stocks, Major Planting Expectations for Soybeans By: The USDA's estimate of December 1, 2014, stocks of U.S. soybeans was surprisingly small. Based on the estimated size of the 2014 crop and estimates of exports and domestic crush during the previous…
SoyRoy: Don't Let Emotion Steer Corn Sales By: I frequently go back to my database of soybean and corn prices and look for patterns to see what direction prices might go in the near future. The pattern for both grains, at this time of year, is for prices…
Soybeans Close 9¢ Higher Monday By: DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)—Strength continued from last week in the corn and soybean markets Monday, with follow-through buying and a weakening U.S. dollar.At the close, the May corn futures settled…
Market Starter: A Challenging Spring Ahead? By: For those of us who live in the upper reaches of Illinois, if the start to the first full week of spring is indicative of what the planting season holds in store, we are going to have a challenging year…
Corn, Soybean Markets to Trade 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 23, 2015, are higher. Corn is seen opening 2 to 4 cents…
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