July 02, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 505

Another Strong Week For Ethanol Production

Today we discuss US ethanol production and what this is doing to the US cash market for old crop corn. Exports are also discussed as Chinese and Ukraine talk both dominated trade circles today.

July 02, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 285

Grains Steady in the Overnight

U.S. grain markets are trying to find bottom today

U.S. grain markets are trying to find bottom today, two days after the June USDA report sent markets sharply lower. Coming into the morning trade break we have corn down 2 cents, soybeans off a penny, and Chicago wheat down a cent. Old-crop soybeans are again taking ground on the new crop,...

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July 01, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 320
June 30, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 396

Huge Soybean Acres Surprise the Market

Reported soybean acres surprised the market by over 2 million acres

U.S. Soybean acres came out 2.5 million acres higher than trade estimates, pushing new crop prices sharply lower.  Northern states saw the largest acreage additions year over year, with 1.35 million soybean acres added in North Dakota alone. Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin saw a combined...

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June 27, 2014 | Cody Bills | Views: 304

Corn Basis Slumps Along Upper Mississippi

Corn basis slipped a couple cents along the upper Mississippi as heavy rains slow barge movement to the gulf.

Corn basis was unchanged on average this week but we again observed weakness along the upper Mississippi river system. Flooding remains a major problem for barge traffic and as a result grain buyers have been moving spot corn basis lower for the last two weeks. This week saw spot corn basis...

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June 26, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 256

Market Lifted By Strong Export Sales

Surprise gave soybeans a high trading day

The market was lifted by stronger than expected export sales reported early this morning. In response to the surprise, soybeans was able to trend higher for the remainder of the day. The market will be looking forward at the June 30th Acreage Report and the Quarterly Grain Stocks numbers...

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June 26, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 522

Will the U.S. Run Out of Soybeans?

Strong weekly soybean export sales indicates demand responding to early June selloff.

Will the U.S. Run Out of Soybeans?

Keep an eye on the July and August soybean contracts as the market opens this morning.

Soybean export sales were reported at 317,200 – well above trade expectations for around 150,000 tonnes sold. This morning’s report included the large reportable sale of 140,000 tonnes to unknown...

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June 25, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 289

Wheat Basis/Futures Showing Strength

Wheat basis out of the gulf and futures both moved higher today

Wheat basis out of the gulf and futures both moved higher today as production concerns and demand side numbers support the trade. Today we discuss the wheat market and expectations for the June 30th reports. 

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June 03, 2014 | Agriculture’s Other Side | Melissa Erdman | Views: 1206

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

A female reader shares her experiences as a woman in agriculture.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Have you ever walked into a room full of people and been the only one that is “different?” — I have, and I do frequently.

Welcome to being a woman in agriculture, a still male dominated field. In many of my classes at Michigan State University, they used to tell us this, but it was hard to...

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