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AG MARKET UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 15 – 30

What a day…what a week for grain market volatility!  With the anticipated shrinking US Corn crop, Corn has been moving higher over the last few weeks and today did not disappoint. The Sept 30 USDA report was bullish for corn coming in with quarterly stocks of 1.377 billion bushels. This was below the trade estimate (by roughly 1.6 bu/ac), giving corn prices a boost. The charts remain range bound but are starting to look more bullish. The October USDA report is in 2 weeks and is sure to have some surprises, be prepared for the volatility ahead and take advantage ...
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AG MARKET UPDATE: AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 15

Corn has been moving higher since late July with yields being lowered in many areas and supply concern. The USDA report from Monday lowered the estimated US yield forecast to 172.5 bu/ac from the 175.4 bu/ac in August. Most private estimates are in the low 170 range, so it was nice to see the USDA start to agree with everyone that the crop just is not there this year. US and world ending stocks for 22/23 were both lowered as well but the world ending stocks were at the higher end of estimates. The prediction is that South America will ...
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AG MARKET UPDATE: AUG 12 – AUG 26

Corn has had a good couple weeks with more news coming out of the pro farmer tour. The PFT pegged the US corn yield at 168.1 bu/acre, well below the 175.4 that the USDA has. This would be very bullish for the long run, while this seems low there is still time to help and hurt the crop. A sub 170 number would be a shock to the system and unlikely the USDA would admit they are that far off anytime soon. Crop ratings continue to fall with a national 55 good/excellent rating. The drought out west has taken its ...
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AG MARKET UPDATE: JULY 28 – AUGUST 12

Corn had had a good couple weeks heading into the August USDA report which gave updated ending stocks and yield numbers. The USDA lowered yield to 175.4 bu/acre from 177 in July (average estimate pre-report has 175.9). They raised old crop ending stocks but lowered 22/23 US and world ending stocks. Corn was rated 58% good/excellent this week, dropping 3% nationally from last week to help add bullish news to the corn market. The next month of weather will be important for kernel fill as the weather remains uncertain with some areas expecting hot and dry with others more seasonal ...
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AG MARKET UPDATE: JULY 21 – 28

Corn bounced back this week as hot and dry August forecasts returned across the western corn belt, and eventually are forecasted to move east right in the middle of pollination.  To be clear – hot and dry while pollinating is less than ideal.  In addition, the weekly crop ratings came in lower with the national good/excellent ratings estimates at 61%. Ratings have lowered 6% in the last month, and with the current forecast this trend is likely to continue. All these factors together, along with a weaker US dollar, helped the rebound for the week. While this turnaround has been ...
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