Brazil: Opportunities for Feed Investments

Brazil: Opportunities for Feed Investments

| Phil Stone

Brazil is on its way to overtake the USA as the world's largest producer of soy and is currently the second largest producer of beef. This makes this country an interesting place for agricultural 
investment 

How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?

How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?

| Darrel Good

A second consecutive large crop would lead to a further build-up in stocks of corn by the end of the 2014-15 marketing year

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. 

Anticipating the Soybean Stocks and Acreage Estimates

Anticipating the Soybean Stocks and Acreage Estimates

| Darrel Good

Since the magnitude of both the domestic crush and exports during the previous quarter are mostly known, the stocks estimate is expected to reveal the smallest June 1 inventory in 37 years. However, there is always room for some surprise in the June 1 stocks estimate as the magnitude of seed and residual use in the previous quarter is revealed. In addition, the unknown magnitude of imports during May will be reflected in the stocks estimate.

Importance of Month-End USDA Reports for Corn

Importance of Month-End USDA Reports for Corn

| Darrel Good

The USDA will release its quarterly Grain Stocks and Acreage reports on June 30.  These reports provide important fundamental information that will set the tone for the corn market going into the critical stage of the growing season

Case Study: Concrete Grain Silo Repair
Photo by Restruction Corporation

Case Study: Concrete Grain Silo Repair

June/July 2014 | Online Exclusive | By Timothy Gumina and Luis Estenssoro

In 2011, A co-op in Sidney, NE, discovered chunks of concrete within one bin of their eight-bin grain silo structure. Upon further investigation, they found a large crack and concrete spalls in the silo wall where the subject bin is connected to an adjacent bin.

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