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10 Good Reasons to Be Long Corn

Download the Full Report (PDF) 1) The USDA Outlook Forum in February pegged corn planted area at 90 million acres, but most traders are looking for the Prospective Plantings report on March 29th show corn plantings coming in 500,000 to 2.5 million acres lower. 2) The USDA pegged Argentina’s 2017/18 production at 36 million tonnes […]

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USDA Preview for September 12, 2017 Supply/Demand

SOYBEANS For the upcoming USDA reports, soybeans could be the market with the most volatility. The recent dry weather across a large portion of the Midwest has been accompanied by very mild temperatures. Traders have become familiar with the old mantra that corn yields are made in late July and soybean yields are made in […]

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Dry Weather Expands Into the Eastern Belt

The 2017-18 U.N. FAO soybean production estimate was raised 5.2 million tonnes to a near record level of 347.6 million tonnes on upward revisions for Brazilian and U.S. output. The Argentine Foreign Minister reported that the EU approved new duties in accordance with the WTO ruling against the anti-dumping that should open up the biodiesel […]

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Ethanol Production Numbers Should Continue to be Solid

Sinograin sold 641,628 tonnes out of 893,161 tonnes offered of 2014 corn at auction this morning. The 2017-18 global corn output could reach a record of 1.06 billion tonnes, up 5 million tonnes, according to the U.N. FAO report. They cite higher output in Latin America and former Soviet Union states. December corn traded to […]

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Bullish Opportunity for Kansas City Wheat

December Kansas City Wheat has seen a $1.34 ¼ cent rally on the heels of a nearly $3.00 rally in Minneapolis Spring Wheat over the same period. While the fundamental story in Kansas City Hard Red Winter Wheat is not nearly as exciting as it is for the Minneapolis Hard Red Spring contract, the overall […]

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Market Opinions – July 20, 2017

Global equity markets were all higher overnight but once again the Russian markets were exceptions to that rule. The Asian session started out with a June reading on the Japanese trade balance that returned to a surplus and that would seem to be a sign of improvement in that economy. It should also be noted […]

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