July 08, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 217
July 07, 2014 | Agriculture’s Other Side | Melissa Erdman | Views: 568

Tunnel Vision Glasses

Expand your horizons to include a world market view

Tunnel Vision Glasses

We all have our own set of eyes and ways of perceiving everything. We tend to get caught up in our own world and think that what's in front of us is all there is ... but this is completely untrue. This spring taught me that very valuable lesson. Mother Nature showed us her forces this year...

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July 07, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 272

Active International Tenders

Multiple international tenders were announced on Monday morning

Rain over 4th of July holiday was mixed, with majority of the grain belt receiving small amounts of precipitation. Michigan, Missouri and Nebraska saw the heaviest rain with some areas receiving 1 to 3 inches. The 6 to 10 day outlook projects a drying pattern developing over the central and...

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July 03, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 187

Soybean Basis Jumps as Futures Slide

Corn and Soybean Basis Diverge in the Wake of June 30th Planted Acreage Report and Quarterly Grain Stocks

Soybean basis along the river improved an average of 6 cents this week to help entice grain out of farmer bins after soybeans futures for the August contract sold off 47 cents in the last seven days. Cash movement has been slow as farmers remain uneager to sell into the weakness following...

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July 03, 2014 | Views on the News | Steven Kilger | Views: 381

Stormy Weather Ravages Midwest

Corporate announcements make up a bulk of last week’s top news

Stormy Weather Ravages Midwest

Corporate announcements make up a bulk of last week’s top news

July 03, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 188

Markets Stabilize in Light Volume

Export sales came out within analyst expectations today for corn and soybeans. However, wheat provided a bit of a surprise.

Export sales were released this morning showing that old crop corn and soybean sales met expectations while wheat sales came in better than expected. Despite meeting analyst expectations this week the 290,000 MT of 13/14 corn sales and 40,600 MT of 13/14 soybean sales wasn’t enough to move...

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July 02, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 403

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: 195

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: 183
June 30, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills | Views: 296

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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