October 21, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | Elise Schafer | Views: 265

Basis Levels Taper Their Decline

Basis levels tapered their decline this week with corn basis off 2 cents on the week and soybean basis unchanged

Grain basis levels were mostly steady to weaker over the last week as harvest continues to add supplies to the pipeline. For the week, US average corn basis was down 2 cents a bushel while soybean basis was unchanged.

For corn, much of the weakness this week was confined to the Northern...

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October 16, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 291
October 07, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | | Views: 263

Corn Basis Drops for the Sixth Consecutive Week

Corn basis dropped 11 cents amid harvest pressure while soybean basis also lost ground, falling 3 cents for the week ending Oct. 3

Corn basis slid for the sixth consecutive week falling another 11 cents this week amid harvest pressure, while Soybean basis lost 3 cents for the week ending October 3rd.

Harvest pressure has already been affecting basis for a few weeks, so when will basis bottom? Figure 1 illustrates that in...

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October 02, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 344
September 24, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 267

Big News as Agriculture Gets Ready for Harvest

Surprising crop reports, a disease report and two lawsuits top last week

Harvest is ramping up here in Wisconsin as the weather cools and producers want to beat the first frost to the field. Things are also ramping up here at the Feed & Grain office as the press date for our Oct./Nov. issue gets closer. So, if you missed some of last week’s biggest news (there...

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September 18, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 250
September 16, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | | Views: 197

Southern Crops Provide Slight Relief

Corn moves North by barge and rail to the Midwest in an attempt to replenish tight pipeline supplies

Corn and soybean spot basis were hammered this week as end users see some relief from newly harvested southern crops. For the week, spot corn basis was off 50 cents a bushel while spot beans were off 35 cents a bushel.

In the corn market, early season harvesting in the South continues to move...

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September 11, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 216

Grain Companies Get Down to Business

Organizations continue to invest in the future

September is here and it’s posed to be a big month. What the media is calling a “flash drought” is creeping through the Corn Belt and looks to make the coming harvest more difficult than anyone would like. The farm bill may get put on the back burner now that congress is back in session due...

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September 10, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | | Views: 182

Corn Basis Drops Sharply

Corn basis dropped 15 cents as new crop supplies become more available in northern states

This week we saw corn drop 15 cents between Tuesday, September 3rd and Thursday, September 5th. Basis was pulled lower by the southern harvest and grain movement up river. Soybeans picked up a penny during that same time period in a lull before harvest pressure begins to weigh on the market.

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September 03, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 235

Worries and Plans for the Future

Companies make plans as they wait for the harvest

The last few weeks of August brought a lot of announcements of new investments in infrastructure.. Showing that, at least for now, the agriculture market doesn’t seem to be slowing down, on the national stage. As Labor Day passes and harvest season inches closer, the agriculture community...

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