March 27, 2013 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 469

Food Fight

As GMOs face the court of public opinion, are you doing your part to educate the public on agriculture

The 117th edition of the National Grain and Feed Association’s (NGFA) Annual Convention, held in San Francisco in mid-March, drove this sentiment home in its general sessions: While agriculture is one of the greatest growth industries, the coming years will be filled with the unique...

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March 25, 2013 | From the Field | Elise Schafer | Views: 256

Bright Spots and Low Lights

Panama Canal expansion bodes well for U.S. grain, while weather, aging infrastructure holds us back

After attending presentations at the 2013 GEAPS Exchange, three elements stood out that I’d like to tie together for you to think about:

  1. Weather woes will continue

Dr. Elwynn Taylor from Iowa State University made some projections about our current drought situation. Here’s my take:...

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March 19, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | Elise Schafer | Views: 178

Basis Along River Ticks Lower

Average soybean basis across the US was down 1 cent on account of declining river markets, while corn basis remained unchanged on the week.

Average soybean basis across the US was down 1 cent on account of declining river markets, while corn basis remained unchanged on the week.

Soybean plants gained one cent on the week but weakness along the river pulled basis lower throughout the country. Soybean basis at the gulf dropped 3...

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March 13, 2013 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 235
March 10, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | Jackie Roembke | Views: 183

Corn and Soybean Basis Stalls

Corn and soybean basis was mixed across the United States this week with some river terminals showing positive basis gains while others terminals declined

Corn and bean basis were stagnate this week showing no change on average across the country over the past week.

At the Gulf, corn basis found modest strength of 4 cents a bushel but river terminals along the river were mixed. Areas south of St Louis have seen basis retreat while areas along...

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February 25, 2013 | From the Field | Jackie Roembke | Views: 177

Dispatches From the GEAPS Exchange

29 years of perspective

Dispatches From the GEAPS Exchange

GEAPS is, and rightfully so, proud of it’s 2013 Exchange in Louisville this week, pointing out that it’s the largest event ever. This is my 29th GEAPS. After 29 years we’re supposed to have earned and learned from great experiences, which gives us the right to provide a bit of perspective....

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February 25, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | Jackie Roembke | Views: 161

Bean Basis Softens on Price Rally

Average soybean basis slipped a penny in response to this weeks bean rally; corn basis firmed amid lackluster price action

Soybean basis lost one-cent a bushel on average across the country this week, while corn basis managed to post a modest one-cent gain for the week.

Gains in corn basis were most notably tied to ethanol plants, which saw a 2-cent gain over the last week. Ethanol margins continue to improve off...

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February 04, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 130

Top Three Feed Industry Predictions for 2013

Sustainability, commodity prices, weather top AFIA president's list

While at the 2013 International Poultry & Production Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA, from Jan. 29-31, I caught up with American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) president Joel Newman  to discuss his top predictions for agriculture as we look into 2013. Topping his list:

  1. Focus on sustainability
  2. ...
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February 01, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | Jackie Roembke | Views: 185

Weakening Gulf Basis Weighs on Soybeans

U.S corn and soybean basis diverged this week as soybean basis slumped in the face of corn strength.

Corn and soybean basis moved in opposite directions this week as farm soybean sales picked up and weakening Gulf bids pushed basis lower. For the week, corn basis was up 2 cents a bushel while soybean basis lost 2 cents a bushel.

For corn, basis levels were firmer by 3 cents a bushel at...

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February 01, 2013 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 423

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