Crop Conditions Slip

July 29, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills

 Alert: First Notice for August Soybeans is on Thursday, July 31st. Grains are trading lower in Chicago, with corn down 3 cents, soybeans off 10 and wheat unchanged to lower. This morning there were reportable sales of 135,000 metric tons of new crop Soymeal to unknown destinations and another 147,000 metric tons of corn to columbia for new crop delivery. Crop conditions were released yesterday after the market close, with good-to-excellent ratings falling for both corn and soybeans. Corn is...

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Soybeans Higher in the Overnight

July 28, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills

The grains are mixed this morning with corn trading 3 cents higher, wheat 3 ¾ cents lower and August soybeans 12 cents higher this morning. The August soybean contract is trading at $12.24 ½ and has first notice on Thursday, July 31. Currently, the spread between August and September Soybeans is 96 ½ cents, down from over $1.40 at the beginning of July. Over the weekend rains were scattered, but there are still areas of dryness in the western parts of the Grain Belt. This morning, the 6 to 10...

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Magazine, June/July 2014

A Plan with a Purpose
Tim Belstra (left), chairman of Belstra Milling Co., Inc., and Mark Zuchowski, special projects manager. (Photo by Steve Davidson)

A Plan with a Purpose

June/July 2014 | Cover Story | Steve Davidson

A three-phase design plan modernized a northern Indiana feed mill to meet the region’s demand growth for the ‘next 20 years.’

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Competing Water Uses in the West

| Online Exclusive | Olivia Lucas

As water becomes scarcer, the ability of Western states’ water policies to accurately reflect public interest, or adapt to changing public interests, will be tested. The current demand for water to support the oil and gas boom provides an example of this challenge. 

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