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Aug 16, 2017 |

Crop Markets Are Responding Negatively to USDA Reports

The Climate Prediction Center’s outlook the coming week supports the bears.

Jul 18, 2017 |

Crop Progress: Weather Continues to Worry Traders

However, one key factor could determine how much and how long prices might rally on weather worries.

Jul 6, 2017 |

Crop Progress: It’s the time of year for worries

The July weather outlook could further support spring wheat prices as harvest approaches.

Jun 20, 2017 |

Kansas Wheat Condition: 46 Percent Good Excellent

Kansas corn and bean crops are in slightly less favorable condition than Nebraska and Iowa crops, while South Dakota continues to be under the gun.

Jun 13, 2017 |

Kansas Crops Mixed Some; South Dakota Feeling the Heat: Crop Progress Report

We’ve already seen some volatility on wet weather and conjecture about replant and prevent-plant acres. The next four to six weeks are the makers or breakers for corn yields.

Jun 5, 2017 |

Good/excellent Wheat Now Under 50 Percent: Crop Progress Report

USDA trimmed another percentage point from the good/excellent category for winter wheat condition in the 18 states it tracks.

May 30, 2017 |

Wheat Condition Slips Slightly: Crop Progress Report

There is more of the same on tap for the Corn Belt, with forecasts favoring below average temps and above average rainfall.

May 22, 2017 |

Wheat Looks in Good Shape, According to USDA

What to do with last year’s crop?

May 17, 2017 |

Wheat Condition: Little Impact from Freeze Reported Yet

A fuller picture of planting progress emerges when acreage intentions is taken into account.

Nov 14, 2016 |

Winter Wheat Off to a Positive Start

It’s the hope of basis improvement that has many farmers storing both corn and beans this year.

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