Below are the latest news updates from Risk Management

Bullish 2019 June USDA WASDE: 19/20 US Corn yield down -10 bpa vs. last month to 166 bpa; corn acreage off -3 mil acres to 89.8 mil acres, ...........

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

19/20 US corn ending stocks off 0.81 bil bu vs. May to 1.675 bil bu. 

18/19 & 19/20 US soybean crops see ending stocks breaking above 1 bil bu, but many doubt those figures as USDA is yet to bake in the current US cropping struggles in the US soybeans balance-sheet. 


According to NASA the U.S. has had the wettest 12 months in 124 years of modern record-keeping

Thursday, May 30, 2019


According to StatsCan, poor soil moisture & forecasted dryness in 2019 Canadian wheat production by 1% to 33.7 MMT

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Soil moisture in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is currently at a 5-year low. 


USDA crop progress report as of 05-28-2019 projects U.S. corn planting at 58% vs. expected at 60-65% & soys at 29% vs. expected at 31%!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Look for the rally in grain futures to continue this week. SRW conditions good to excellent fall 5% to 61%.


Old crop 2019 July Corn Futures today broke above $4/bu- first break above $4 on the continuous nearby corn futures chart since last May!

Friday, May 24, 2019

This was a key resistance level for old crop corn futures, & this breach above is a bullish signal. Happy Friday!


Multiple news sources- US has agreed to remove aluminum & steel tariffs from Canadian & Mexican metal imports, likely within the next 48 hours....

Friday, May 17, 2019

Today, multiple news sources reported that the US has agreed to remove aluminum and steel tariffs from Canadian and Mexican metal imports, likely within the next 48 hours.


IEG Vantage (Informa) expects 2019 U.S. Corn acreage to fall to 90.7 mil acres vs USDA @ 92.792, Soybeans up to 86.4 mil vs USDA @ 84.617 mil.......

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

..... & spring Wheat to fall to 12.4 mil acres vs. USDA at 12.83 mil


2019 May USDA WASDE- not friendly, but futures more keen on trade deal news.19/20 U.S. corn carryout at a big 2.485 bil bu, soybeans close to 1 bil bu

Friday, May 10, 2019

...U.S. 19/20 wheat carryout higher Y/Y. 2019 U.S. wheat output at 1.897 bil bu was below trade expectations. 18/19 Brazil corn output higher at 100 MMT (from 96), Argentina higher at 49 MMT (from 47). All contributing to bigger world grain stocks!


U.S. President Trump said trade deal with China is still possible. He said Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote him a beautiful letter, and ......

Thursday, May 9, 2019

.........he'll probably speak to him (Xi) by phone.


Will Trump's 25% tariff ploy this weekend finally halt Chinese stalling, or will trade talks collapse? China's Vice-Premier Liu will travel to DC.....

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

China's Vice-Premier Liu will travel to Washington DC for talks on Thursday & Friday, which is a positive sign of engagement. Stay tuned!


Trudeau government set to boost cash advances for farmers as canola crisis drags on.....

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Trudeau government is expanding a federal loan guarantee program for farmers in response to Western Canada's canola crisis — more than doubling the maximum amount of money available to individual producers from $400,000 to 1 million.


Munchin trade rep. for Trump administration says that agreement with China could be signed in weeks....

Monday, April 29, 2019

With 95% complete can they close the deal? China wants a deal, Trump a win!


Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau said the government will definitely take more action in coming days in dispute with China and Canola

Monday, April 29, 2019

With funds record short 52,000 plus contracts some good news would be welcome. 


Reuters reports that President Trump, potentially setting the stage for trade deal, said he hopes to soon host China's leader at the White House

Friday, April 26, 2019

Bank of Canada left interest rates unchanged for the 4th consecutive meeting & drops any reference to future increases..........

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Expects GDP growth at +1.2% in 19 & +2.0% in 2020 & 21. Canadian $ breaking down testing support at $0.74. Will there be new lows in the cards for the loonie?


Stats Canada 19 Planting Report surprises with much higher than expected all wheat acres 25.674 above the high end of the range vs. 24.80

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Spring wheat also much higher 19.387 vs. expected 17.311 and durum acres pegged at 5.021 vs. expected at 5.2 and 2018 at 6.18. 2019 canola acres came in lower than expectations at 21,214 but not as low as some thought as the tensions with China continue vs. expected at 21.8 and last year at 22.81 million acres. Soybean acres were lower at 5.646 vs. expected at 6.4 and last year at 6.32. Corn acres above at 3.795 vs. expected at 3.7 and last year 3.63.


China continues to buy U.S. pork despite a 62% tariff for 2nd consecutive week & 3 out of last 5 weeks totaling 124,300 tonnes...........

Thursday, April 18, 2019

........ bought from state owned entity to rebuild stock reserves. For the week ending Apr. 11 - 23.5 k is the 5th largest, last weeks 77 K was the largest ever


Wallstreet Journal reporting that China-US have agreed to set tentative timeline for next round of discussions, seek a deal by end of May

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer will travel to Beijing in week of April 29th,  while the Chinese envoy will travel to Washington in week of May 5th. Rumors abound that the Ag portion is complete & its $50 billion per year or $300 billion over 6 years double from 17!


Weekly USDA corn & soybean export sales (as of April 4th, '19) were uninspiring, but weekly U.S. pork sales spiked with China buying a big 77,700 tons

Thursday, April 11, 2019

..... (finally, after a couple of quiet weeks)!


USDA's changes to May '19 WASDE: The international tables for Crops to include “World less China". & .............

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

.......Price range forecasts will be eliminated in favor of single price points. The ordering of countries will be updated to eliminate outdated aggregations (such as “Former Soviet Union"),....


USDA April WASDE '19- no major surprises and only confirmed what trade already knew- US & global 18/19 grain ending stocks are “heavy”................

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Grain prices had baked this in? Note- US 18/19 soybean ending stocks LOWERED by -5 mil bu to 895 mil bu!


2019 5th Annual Risk Management Ontario Planting Intentions Report final results corn acres record high up +5.78% at 2.279,514 million!

Monday, April 8, 2019

The largest increases are from Western, Central and Southern Ontario. 2019 soybean acres will remain above 3 million acres, up +0.10% Y/Y or up +3,222 acres, with a decline in Western Ontario offset by an increase in Southern Ontario. IP soybean acres will be up 13.21%. Total all wheat acres will be down 8.56% to 918,724 acres and below the 5-year average. The largest drop in wheat acreage is from Southern Ontario. Total SRW wheat acres come in at 681,000 acres.

Moe Agostino, Chief Commodity Strategist with Risk Management, says “record 2018 yields are outweighing any disease issues with VOM (DON) from 2018.” Steve Denys, Director of Business Management for Maizex Seeds, says “he is not surprised by the results as heavy clay areas like Essex and Lambton would switch to soybean acres, but everyone else would plant more corn acres.” He went on to say that, “Ontario farmers are making seed variety decisions in 2019, adjusting planting dates, population sizes and when to fungicide to minimize the impact of DON in their corn fields in 2019.”


Damage estimates continue to climb as Accuweather is forecasting property crop losses at $12.5 billion on par with hurricane Matthew & Irene

Monday, April 8, 2019

Report also highlights long-term health risks related to standing water and contaminated drinking water wells.

NOAA warns flood risk near U.S. Midwest rivers remains high given saturated soils and forecasting above average rainfall near-tern but does not expect long-term widespread flooding but moderate flooding is expected across MO, Southern Iowa and Eastern Kansas.


Weather forecasters forecasting round 2 of the “bomb cyclone” later this week, one of the strongest low-pressure systems of all time for U.S. Midwest

Monday, April 8, 2019

The hardest hit will be Northern Nebraska, Southern South Dakota and Southern half of Minnesota. 1-2 feet of snow expected with local levels at 30 inches and wind gusts as high as 50-60 mph and life threatening.


Grain markets weaker as a concrete timeline to end the trade war was not announced on Thursday. The market continues to await resolution

Friday, April 5, 2019

The lengthy review and approval of biotech crops is reportedly still a sticking point to end the trade conflict. 


According to Wallstreet Journal, Trump later today expected to announce upcoming date for summit with China's leader Xi

Thursday, April 4, 2019

It most likely will be for the end of April? Its the shot in the arm and boost that the ag markets need. 


Bloomberg report that there was a final push being made to reach a trade deal and that a Trump-Xi meeting could be announced as early as Thursday

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The deal reportedly would give Beijing until 2025 to meet commitments on commodity purchases and allow US companies to wholly own enterprises in China as a binding pledge that can trigger retaliation from the US if left unfulfilled.  Other non-binding but not specifically mentioned promises China offered to implement by 2029 wouldn't be tied to US retaliation. The US is pushing for China to front-load a big chunk of the commodity purchases in the first two years of the agreement. 

Enforcement of the agreement is still being negotiated where the US wants the right to take unilateral, 'proportional' action against China if it fails to abide by the rules, China so far agreed only to contemplate not to retaliate if the US took action but stopped short of a formal pledge to refrain from countering.  Another remaining issue is the tariff

removal where 90- and 180-day benchmarks after signing could be used as benchmarks for Chinese compliance.  Last but not least, the location of a Trump-Xi signing ceremony where China would prefer a neutral third country. 


The World Trade Organization lowered their 2019 global trade growth forecast to 2.6% from the previous 3.7% expected growth

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

They noted 2018 growth in trade was 3% down from 4.6% in the prior year. We need a U.S./China trade deal soon and the goal reportedly is now to wrap up negotiations by the end of April.  The markets are tired of repeated deadlines that continually are moved back.


Gro Intelligence estimates that more that 1 million U.S. acres of farm ground over 9 states have been ravaged by flood in March

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Farms from the Dakotas to Missouri have been under water for a week or more, possibly impeding planting and damaging soil. The floods, which came just weeks before planting season starts in the Midwest, will likely reduce corn, wheat and soy production this year.

Nearly 1.1 million acres of cropland and more than 84,000 acres of pastureland in the U.S. Midwest had flood water on it for at least seven days between March 8 and March 21, according to a preliminary analysis of government and satellite data by New-York based Gro Intelligence at the request of Reuters. The flooded acreage represents less than 1% of U.S. land used to grow corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, cotton, sorghum and barley. Iowa, the top U.S. corn and No. 2 soy producing state, had the most water, covering 474,271 acres, followed by Missouri with 203,188 acres, according to Gro Intelligence. The satellite imaginary did not show the full extent of the flooding in Nebraska nor North Dakota, but we estimate a further 2- 3 million acres were damaged and perhaps lost.



2019 USDA March Planting & Grain Stocks Report bearish corn 92.72 million acres above expectations but bullish soybeans at 84.617 below

Friday, March 29, 2019

All US wheat acres down 2 mln acres from last year. Spring and durum came in well below expectations, wheat stocks above. U.S. planted acres. All wheat acres at low end of the range at 45.9 million and below expectations. U.S. March 1 stocks: corn above expectations and soybeans above expectations (record large).


The U.S. & China said they made progress in trade talks that concluded on Friday in Beijing that Washington called "candid and constructive"

Friday, March 29, 2019

The world's 2 largest economies try to resolve a nearly 9-month trade war.


USDA Mar. 1 hogs & pigs in line with expectations. Hogs & Pigs total inventory continues to grow, 2.1% higher Y/Y;.....

Thursday, March 28, 2019

.........pigs saved per litter a record high 10.7 for Dec.-Feb. period. A lack of Chinese buying, due to ASF, is weighing!


USDA farm Service agency has announced temporarily to allow grazing on CRP acres.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Emergency grazing allowance is for all Nebraska counties until April 30th, 2019.


Bloomberg reports China may buy as much as 300,000 mt of US pork in '19, a record amount if realized.....

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Some say China will need 2 MMT from the world. Trump is asking negotiators to ask for more than $1.2 trillion over 6 years that China offered to purchase in US goods!


Canada's Canola Council says members are reporting that Chinese importers are refusing to purchase canola seed at this time..........

Friday, March 22, 2019

China is not buying from any company now and its affecting all new sales. Futures are down 1.7% after bouncing from the lows 2 weeks ago. According to AAFC, 2019 care are now expected to fall to 9.0 million hectares because of an global oversupply and uncertainty over Chinese buying. 2019 production is forecast to fall to 19.8 Mt versus 20.3 Mt in 2018-19 and 21.3 Mt in 2017-18. 


USDA reported private sale of 300,000 metric tons of US corn for delivery to China during the 2018/2019 marketing year..........

Friday, March 22, 2019

The last time China bought more than 100,000 tonnes of U.S. corn in one week was in August of 2017


In a Fox Business interview President Trump said US-China trade deal continues to move forward and says it will probably happen.......

Friday, March 22, 2019

President Trump also said the U.S. will be able to keep 25% tariffs on automobiles ongoing adding that if foreign automakers want to avoid the tariffs they can build plants in the U.S.


Trump is asking his negotiators to ask China for “double or triple” its offer to buy U.S. goods........

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The last offer from China was $1.2 trillion over 6 years.  China's Commerce Ministry said US trade delegation will travel for talks in Beijing March 28-29th  for the 8th official face to face meeting, then Vice Premier Li will travel to Washington DC in early April for additional talks for the 9th official face to face meeting.


NOAA weather bureau forecasting that extensive flooding seen in the U.S. Midwest will continue through May & worsen water flows downstream........

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The head of the agency today said the situation has the potential to become an unprecedented flood season for 2019. CPC's new forecast for April 2019 shows a cool/wet bias in the western U.S. Corn Belt, a wet bias in the southeast, and a warm bias in the eastern 1/3 of the U.S.


U.S./China trade deal has now been pushed back to June as enforcement has become a sticking point

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Whats the point of signing a trade deal if the paper is not worth what has been agreed to? Reports from financial media say US Treas Sec Mnuchin and US Trade Rep Lighthizer will travel week of March 25th to China, followed by China's Vice Premier visiting Washington DC the following week. 


Roughly 1 million pounds of pork from China seized by US Customs agents at the port of Newark,.......

Monday, March 18, 2019

....... thwarting an attempt to smuggle the products into the US in more than 50 shipping containers; seizure comes amid stepped upASF precautions.


Chinese Ag ministry data released today shows the country's pig crop in February was off -16.6% from Feb 2018, the sow herd shrank by -19.1% during...

Friday, March 15, 2019

......Feb 2019 versus the year ago month as African swine fever sharply impacted farmers there.


Markets frustrated with slow pace of trade negotiations as headlines from Bloomberg report summit to sign trade deal pushed out to the end of April

Thursday, March 14, 2019

This is not a big surprise, nor does it mean that a deal with China cannot be reached, but it does give us another turn on the psychological trade war cycle where optimism for a deal is being let out of the balloon one more time.  


According to the country's meteorology bureau, Australia's heat wave will linger for the next 3 months with above average temps April 1 & June 30

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Farmers will start to plant wheat on April 1, this after last years drought that sent wheat production to an 11 year low.


2019 March USDA WASDE crop report bearish corn and wheat, neutral/supportive soybeans but March 27/28 trade deal pushed back

Friday, March 8, 2019

For soybeans, higher crush, exports unch. smaller crop and exports in Brazil, higher use in Argentina but harvest unch. China imports unch (and domestic crush was lowered 1 mmt to 88 mmt), 18/19 soybean ending stocks down to 900 million, 18/19 corn ending stocks up 100 million to 1.835 billion, exports down 75 million, ethanol down 25 million. 18/19 wheat ending stocks up 45 million exports down 35 million


China blocks Canadian #canola shipments from Richardson Inter'l as of Mar. 1, sends futures plunging after.......

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

..... dropping more than 10% in Feb. CDN canola exports down 51.9% in 18 vs. 17. Another CDN Canadian co. could assume export volume or help U.S. soy export program


According to Wall Street Journal, China is offering to lower tariffs on U.S. farm, chemical, auto & other products

Sunday, March 3, 2019

U.S. is also thinking of eliminating most if not all tariffs on Chinese products as part of a trade deal that could be signed by March 27, 19.


USDA January 1, 2019, Cattle Inventory Report: 5th year of expansion for U.S. cattle; largest U.S. herd in 11 years!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

USDA January 1, 2019, Cattle Inventory Report: 5th year of expansion for U.S. cattle; largest U.S. herd in 11 years!


Come check out #ONyield19 trade booth at the #LdnFarmShow from March 6 - 8, 19 booth number 1824 at the BMO Centre,....

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Soybeans higher as Trump delays March 1 hike on tariffs thanks to productive talks with China...........

Monday, February 25, 2019

China on Friday committed to buying an additional 10 mmt of soybeans. Only 7.4 mmt of soybeans have been sold to China in 18/19 off from 26 mmt the prior year.


Trump to extend trade deal talks with China by 2 days beyond March 1 suggesting a greater chance of deal being done.......

Friday, February 22, 2019

progress has been made on technology transfer issues & with currency manipulation. US Commerce Sec Ross said ts too early for Champagne!


China & US and near a breakthrough in trade deal? Negotiators are said to be drawing up 6 MoUs on structural issues-............

Thursday, February 21, 2019

- forced technology transfer & cyber theft, intellectual property rights, services, currency, agriculture a& non-tariff barriers to trade...


Bloomberg is reporting that China is proposing $30 billion additional US agriculture imports that would include.......

Thursday, February 21, 2019

..... more corn, soybeans and wheat as part of the deal to help reduce the balance of trade


2018 Dec Stats Canada Stocks Report bearish canola pegged at record high, wheat was lower than expected and .............

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

barley supplies shrink.


USDA Winter Wheat Seeding report 2019 could surprise with lower than expected all wheat acres. Informa at..........

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

........ 31.5 million acres vs. Farm Futures at 31.5 could be the surprise the wheat markets needs that no one is talking about!


2018 final U.S. production numbers this Friday could be a game changer if yields and harvested acres come in much lower than expected?............

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Trade looking for USDA to finally report 2018 final U.S. production numbers this Friday after being absent for more than one month- Game-changer?


INTL FC Stone has lowered there 18/19 Brazilian soybean production down to 112.2 mmt from last year at 120.30 and............

Friday, February 1, 2019

 USDA at 120.50 in Dec. WASDE down 8.1 mmt or 297 million bushels


US Final 2018 Crop Production, Quarterly Grain Stocks data to be released on Feb 8th, along with the Feb 2019 WASDE crop report!

Monday, January 28, 2019

USDA: US Final 2018 Crop Production, Quarterly Grain Stocks data and Winter Wheat Seeding reports will be released on February 8th, along with the February 2019 WASDE crop report


Friday, January 25, 2019- Trump and congress on day 35 have reached a deal to fund gov't for 3-weeks

Friday, January 25, 2019

As they work towards an immigration deal and to fund a border wall. 


China has offered a 6-year boost in imports of U.S. goods with a combined value of $1 trillion & reduce U.S. deficit to 0 by 2024 (Bloomberg)

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Reuters according to grain trade sources reports that 500,000 MT of U.S. soys were bought by Chinese

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Worth 180 million in a classic case of "buy the rumor, sell the news" scenario as soybean traders maybe disappointed with the size of the purchase but there could be more orders to come.


OPEC agrees to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day, WTI crude oil up $2.35 at $53.85..

Friday, December 7, 2018

Supportive for crude oil prices


18 USDA Nov. Crop Report a SURPRISE corn yield 178.9, soy 52, 18/19 corn ending stocks 1.736........

Thursday, November 8, 2018

18 USDA Nov. Crop Report a SURPRISE corn yield 178.9, soy 52, 18/19 corn ending stocks 1.736  bullish vs. expected, soys  955 bearish & wheat 949 neutral


Informa lowered '18 US corn yield to 179.7 bpa from 182.1, soy to 52.6 from 53..........

Friday, November 2, 2018

Informa Economics lowered their 2018 U.S. corn yield estimate to 179.7 bpa from 182.1 bpa. They also lowered their 2018 U.S. soybean yield estimate to 52.6 bpa from the previous outlook at 53.0 bpa


USDA Long Term forecasts 19/20: US Corn acres 92 mil, soy 82.5 mil! Its their initial projections...

Friday, November 2, 2018

USDA Long Term forecasts 19/20: US Corn acres 92 mil, soy 82.5 mil! Its the USDA's initial projections but not usually market moving


Bolsonaro-led Brazil set for crude oil windfall, with output & exports poised to soar............

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bolsonaro-led Brazilian government set for crude oil windfall, with output & exports poised to soar


USDA Crop Progress (Oct 28) again showed higher than expected soybean harvest but lower corn harvest

Monday, October 29, 2018

USDA weekly Crop Progress report (Oct. 28) again showed higher (72%) than expected (70%) soybean harvest  & lower (63%) than expected (64%) corn harvest. Winter wheat planted (78%) lower than expected (82%) & crop conditions (53%) were also lower than expected (58%)


Real at 6 month high- Brazil's president Bolsonaro pledged to reform government finances by.........

Monday, October 29, 2018

Brazilian Real up to a 6 month high as Brazil's far-right president-elect Bolsonaro pledged to reform government finances by lowering deficits, shrinking public debts and lowering interest rates


In the latest Better Farming, Moe and Abhinesh assess Canada’s 2018 projected crop yields

Monday, October 29, 2018

In the latest Better Farming, Moe and Abhinesh assess Canada’s 2018 projected crop yields


IGC- 2018 world corn o/p unch at 1.074 bil tons; Soy lower by 1 MMT to 370 MMT;Wheat up to 728.8 MMT

Friday, October 26, 2018

International Grains Council (IGC)- 2018 world corn output unch vs. last month 1.074 bil tons (1.048 in 2017). Soybean lower by 1 MMT to 370 MMT (340 in 2017). Wheat up over 12 MMT to 728.8 MMT. Also forecasting expansion in world wheat area in 19/20 harvest- 1st gain in 4 years


Latest Better Pork, Moe & Abhinesh analyze recent trade negotiations & ASF disease outbreaks........

Friday, October 26, 2018

In the latest Better Pork, Moe and Abhinesh of analyze how recent trade negotiations and disease outbreaks have caused notable shifts in the hog market.


USDA 2018 Oct. Cold Storage supportive- U.S. beef & pork stocks lower than trade expectations.......

Monday, October 22, 2018

USDA October Cold Storage report supportive with U.S. beef & pork stocks coming in lower than trade expectations


Ag Canada Oct. update- 18/19 Stats Can model-based yield higher than their prior survey-based ones..

Monday, October 22, 2018

Ag Canada’s Oct. update (18/19 Stats Canada model-based yield higher than their prior survey-based ones): 18/19 canola ending stocks 2.5 MMT, double that of Sept. All wheat stocks +0.6 MMT vs. Sept. to 5.6 MMT. 18/19 total pulses stocks at 1.76 MMT, higher than Sept. 1.54 MMT


USDA October 2018 Cattle on Feed price-supportive!.........

Monday, October 22, 2018

USDA October 2018 Cattle on Feed price-supportive! Cattle On Feed October 1: 105%; estimate 106%; prior month 106%. Placements during Sep: 95%; estimate 100%; prior month 107%. Marketings during Sept: 96%; estimate 97%; prior month 100%


2018 Oct. WASDE Bullish vs. expectations corn yield 180.7, soy yield 53.1 bpa, corn & soy futures up

Thursday, October 11, 2018

2018 USDA Oct. Crop Report Bullish vs. expectations corn yield 180.7, soy yield 53.1 bpa, corn futures up +$0.07, soys up $0.05


Breaking News #ONyield18 final corn & soybean yields record high at 179.5 & 50.2 bpa!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Breaking News - #ONyield18 Just released final 2018 ON corn & soybean yields record high at 179.5 & 50.2 bpa!


2018 August USDA WASDE Crop Report supportive wheat & corn, bearish soybeans

Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 August USDA WASDE Crop Report supportive wheat & corn, bearish soybeans 


2018 USDA July WASDE friendly corn, bearish wheat & soybeans but USDA underestimating demand........

Thursday, July 12, 2018

2018 USDA July WASDE crop report friendly corn, bearish wheat & soybeans but USDA underestimating demand because of trade


USDA June Acreage & Qtrly Grain Stocks slightly bearish corn & wheat, bullish soys - all priced in

Friday, June 29, 2018

USDA June Acreage & Quarterly Grain Stocks slightly bearish corn but priced in, bullish soys & bearish wheat but also priced in


2018 Stats Canada Acreage Report slightly bearish canola & wheat but priced in

Friday, June 29, 2018

2018 Stats Canada Acreage Report slightly bearish canola & wheat but priced in


2018 USDA June WASDE crop report friendly grains..........

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018 USDA June WASDE crop report friendly grains corn up +$0.10, soys up +$0.08 & wheat up +$0.15, a classic "sell the rumor, buy the news"


Weekly USDA grain exports (May 11-17): disappointing for soybeans but no surprises.............

Thursday, May 24, 2018 as China has not been buying for the past 4 weeks, while corn & wheat sales were at the upper end of the range. Soy oil, meal & cotton all at the middle of the expected range


USDA May Cold Storage Report sees higher Y/Y meat stocks, but in with recent trend!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Beef at the end of April was 434.8 mil  pounds, 4.6% higher than a year ago and 2.9% higher than the 5-year average. Pork stocks 641.407 mil pounds, which was +51.083 mil pounds (+8.65%) higher than the same time last year. Pork belly inventories were 64.6 million pounds, 92.5% higher than a year ago but just 2% higher than the 5 year average.


Weekly USDA Crop progress, as of 20th May, 2018, lose to trade expectations!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Weekly USDA Crop progress, as of 20th May 2018, found corn, soybeans and spring wheat planting and winter wheat conditions close to trade expectations. But, Northern States planting still lagging. Corn planting advanced from 62% to 81% right in line with the 81% avg. for this date. Soybean planting progress advance from 35% to 56% complete this week vs. 44% avg. for this date. Winter wheat conditions came in at 36% G&E and 35 P&VP vs last week when they were 36% G&E and 36% P&VP. Both HRW and SRW wheat classes saw a slight uptick in conditions. Spring wheat planting came in at 79% complete vs 58% last week and the long term avg of 80%. 


Buenos Aires Grain Exchange report pegs the Argentina soybean crop at 36 MMT down 2 MMT vs..........

Friday, May 18, 2018

..........38 previous and down 21.8 MMT vs. last year at 57.8 with the crop 71% harvested vs. 67% last week as wet weather took its toll after the worst drought in 100 years!


NO DEAL ON NAFTA! Too many differences on labor, Ag, energy & intellectual property. Postponed .....

Friday, May 18, 2018 least until end of 18, will weigh on CDN $


CHINA ends anti-dumping probe into U.S. sorghum imports, willing to buy $200 billon more U.S. ......

Friday, May 18, 2018

...............products a sign willing to work on U.S. ag trade!


Informa projecting 2018 U.S. soybean plantings at 89.4 million acres up +0.42 vs. USDA at 89.4 &....

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

......... U.S. corn acres at 89 up +0.97 vs. USDA at 88. 2018 U.S. spring wheat comes in at 12.4 up +0.2 (except durum) vs. USDA at 12.6 while, cotton at 14 up +0.5 vs. USDA at 13.5.


Post 2018 May USDA crop report - 18/19 global corn stocks to use ratio is the 3rd tightest since....

Monday, May 14, 2018

.......1974. 18/19 global corn stocks ex-china are just 100,000 MT!


2018 USDA May WASDE crop report neutral corn, neutral to bearish wheat & bullish soybeans vs. ......

Thursday, May 10, 2018

...........expectations but 18/19 new crop ending stocks all trending lower


Good news for corn bulls! According to Reuters, Pres. Trump backs year round sales of E15..........

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

......... blended fuels & also RINS for all exports & will not put a cap on all RIN credits, a "win-win" decision for all sides!


In USDA May WASDE crop report traders are estimating lower global & U.S. ending stocks vs. 17/18...

Monday, May 7, 2018

.... as theUS takes its first official look at new crop supply and demand balance sheet tables.


USDA weekly crop progress report (May 6th, 2018) U.S. planting progress came in better than expected

Monday, May 7, 2018

USDA weekly crop progress report (May 6th, 2018) U.S. planting progress came in better than expected with corn at 39% vs. expected at 37%, 17% last week but still behind the average at 50%, soybeans from 5 to 15% vs. expected at 14%,spring wheat planted from 10% to 30% in line with expectations. Winter wheat crop conditions at 34% good-excellent in line with expectations for 34% and up 1% vs. last week at 33%. U.S. planters should be running hard ahead of the next rains that move in from the West starting tomorrow. 6-10 & 8-14-day outlook maps continue to suggest a nice window mid-month for those who do not get corn planted early this week. 


Planting progress in today's USDA Crop Progress Report - U.S. corn 62% up +24% wk/wk;.............

Monday, May 7, 2018

......... soybeans 35% up +20%wk/wk; spring wheat 58% up +28% wk/wk. Winter Wheat G-E 36% up +2% wk/wk


Wheat Tour 2018 final Kansas HRW wheat yield at 37 bpa vs. last year's 48 bpa & below..........

Friday, May 4, 2018

......... 5-year avg; production 243.3 mil bu is down 27% Y/Y. Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma & Kansas total Y/Y production loss is 150.62 mil bu, & if no rain in next 2 weeks, it'll get worse!


Old saying- if corn planting goes past May 10th, 1 bpa/day is the yield loss. Now, it's May 20th!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Planting date accounts for less than 25% of the variability in corn yields.


USDA crop progress report (April 29th, 2018) came within pre-report estimates for 2018 corn,........

Monday, April 30, 2018

.........soybeans & spring wheat planting (but all were at the low end of the range) & winter wheat crop conditions.


Lower 2018 U.S. corn acres, combined with lower 18/19 global production & higher consumption,.......

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

.........leading to shrinking global ending stocks for 2nd year in a row - setting up for a bullish outlook for corn futures


USDA Crop progress, 22 April,2018- Corn planting 5%, last week 3%, last year 15%. 1st soybean ......

Monday, April 23, 2018

......... planting progress 2% complete, last year 5%. Winter Wheat 31% G-E, 32% fair & 37% P-VP, unchanged from last week


U.S. Corn Exports (19 April, 2018) on Track to Exceed USDA projections, while Wheat at .............

Thursday, April 19, 2018

......... a marketing year low & worst in 3 years!


USDA reports record Mar. 18 soy crush 171.858 mill. bu! Capacity could be as high as .............

Thursday, April 19, 2018

..............2,050 bill. bu vs. current USDA estimates 1,970. USDA could up 17/18 crush usage to 2,000 & 18/19 - 2,100 - 2,200 on 2 new plants, ending stocks to drop 17/18 520 down 30 & 18/19 down 170 to 350


'18 Risk Management ON Planting Intentions Survey & Results from Feb 4 - Mar 25 are out...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

..........with corn acres up +6.4% to 2.25 million acres above 5-year average, soys down -7.45% to 2.84 & all wheat up +4.2% to 1.05 million


USDA Weekly Crop Progress (Apr 16)– Corn planted 3%, up from last week’s 2%, behind............

Monday, April 16, 2018

........... avg 5%. Winter Wheat G-E 31%, unchg from last week, vs. 54% last year; P-VP 37%, up from last week’s 35% & last years 13%!


2018 USDA April WASDE crop report neutral corn, slightly bullish soybeans and............

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 USDA April WASDE crop report neutral corn, slightly bullish soybeans and slightly bearish wheat vs. expectations but no game changer


Could the 2018 Argentina corn crop go below 30 MMT? Latest estimates- 32 MMT corn & 38 MMT Soy......

Friday, April 6, 2018

Buenos Aires Grain Exchange Weekly Update estimates 17/18 corn crop at 32 MMT vs. 41 LY) with crop is 22% harvested.  Soybean crop 38 MMT vs. 39.5 previous (58 MMT LY) yields are off 25-58% and crop is 15% harvested. 


2018 USDA March Bullish acreage report overshadowed the bearish grain stocks report....

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Bullish acreage report overshadowed the bearish grain stocks report- 18/19 new crop ending stocks could shrink more for corn & soys, but beginning stocks (17/18 ending stocks in the April USDA WASDE report) should go up for both. Some offsetting demand adjustments possible....


Did you know that today is the 10th anniversary of $25 for Minneapolis Wheat Futures?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Did you know that today is the 10th anniversary of $25 for Minneapolis Wheat Futures?


Day 2 of 2018 USDA Ag Outlook Forum projecting 18/19 U.S. soybean exports will ...........

Friday, February 23, 2018

......rebound to a record high 2,300 up 200 million bushels (2,100 17/18), boosted by the setback to Argentina’s crop from drought


The U.S. drought seems to be travelling from the South and intensifying vs. from the North in 2012!

Friday, February 23, 2018

The U.S. drought seems to be travelling from the South and intensifying vs. from the North in 2012!


USDA 2018 Feb. WASDE: bullish corn, bearish soys & wheat. 17/18 Corn ending stocks ............

Thursday, February 8, 2018

....... 2.352 bil bu, down -125 mil bu from last month; Soys 530 bil bu, up +60 mil bu; & Wheat 1.009 bil bu, up +20 mil bu


In the monthly CONAB crop report 2017/18 soybean production is estimated up 1.15 MMT to ............

Thursday, February 8, 2018

........ 111.55 MMT. Total corn production down 4.3 MMT to 88 MMT more than expected, 1st season corn crop down 0.48 and 2nd season down 3.94 and wheat at 4.65 MMT vs. last year at 4.26 MMT.


Ahead of USDA Feb crop report analysts are estimating U.S. 17/18 corn ending stocks to be down......

Monday, February 5, 2018

.....10 million bushels, soybean ending stocks up 22 million bushels and all wheat ending stocks up 4 million. Global corn stocks are expected to be down 2.6 MMT, soybean unchanged and wheat down 0.2 MMT. USDA also expected to lower Argentina soybean production by 2.2 MMT to 52.8 vs. 56 last month, Brazil production to offset up 1.5 MMT and Argentina corn down 1.4 MMT to 40.5 vs. 42 last month and Brazil corn down 1.4 to 93.5 vs. last month at 95 MMT. 


In Stats Canada’s December 31st stocks report all grain estimates came in lower than expected with..

Monday, February 5, 2018

....the exception of peas slightly supportive wheat, oats and canola futures. Canola stocks the highest since 1980! 


USDA released its 2018 January Semi Annual Cattle Inventory report, which was mostly friendly.......

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

....... for prices and did not show higher than expected US cattle inventory expansion, except for dairy cattle. 


AgRural analysts pegged 17/18 Brazil soybean crop harvest at 3.8% complete, that compares to........

Monday, January 29, 2018

.......... the 4.3% pace in the year earlier week, but ahead of the long-term average pace at 2.9% complete. They estimate Mato Grosso soybean harvest at 13.5% complete up from the 12.4% pace in the year earlier week. 


AAFC: 18/19 Canadian grain & oilseed acreage to rise +3.8% Y/Y to 28.1 mil ha. Canola crop to ......

Friday, January 26, 2018

rise to record 21.7 MT vs. prev. 17/18 record 21.3 MT, exports to increase to record 12 MT. Wheat acreage to increase +4% Y/Y, -11% drop in W. wheat more than offset by +5% in S. wheat


Weather playing havoc with South American Crop. Private estimates for 2017/18 crop .................

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

..........factoring lower Y/Y total South American corn and soybeans production. Current projections see a drop of -10 MMT Y/Y for total South American production


Pres. Trump says terminating NAFTA would be the "best deal" to revamp 24-year old pact. Stay tuned..

Thursday, January 18, 2018

........ for potential shock at 23rd Jan, 6th round, talks in Montreal, and a wild ride for CDN$. BoC raised rates +0.25% y’day. Some think a U.S. NAFTA withdrawal could sink CDN$ 5-6 cents!


The Bank of Canada (BoC) today increased its target for the overnight rate up +0.25 to 1 .25% as....

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

............. recent data has been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating roughly at capacity despite the NAFTA uncertainty. 


Rare snow covers the Sahara Desert in Algeria – Second year in a row after 40 years of absence

Monday, January 15, 2018

Rare snow covers the Sahara Desert in Algeria – Second year in a row after 40 years of absence


18 USDA Jan. crop reports bearish wheat & corn vs. expected & slightly bullish soys from ........

Friday, January 12, 2018

...........unexpected cut in yield to 49.1 bpa despite being offset by lower exports. The drop in 18 winter wheat acres was 1% but less than the 4% drop expected. The perennial bull market in cotton also saw a setback as the USDA trimmed ending stocks and increased exports but not as much as was expected by the trade. 


Dec. 1 corn stocks a new record high! USDA Dec. 1 corn stocks were ABOVE trade expectations at......

Friday, January 12, 2018

.......... 12.516 bln bu, soybeans BELOW at 3.157 bln bu, and wheat ABOVE at 1.874 bln bu. 


U.S. farmers planted the 2nd lowest ever of 2018 winter wheat acres at 32.608 million including.....

Friday, January 12, 2018

........... a record 109 year low of HRW acres of 23.1 mln.


U.S. winter wheat, through the end of December, shows crop stress. But, this doesn't include .......

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

...... the recent cold spell!

In North Carolina, winter wheat conditions were rated 72% G&E compared to 86% previously and P&VP was 4% compared to 1% back in Nov. In Colorado, winter wheat conditions were rated 48% G&E compared to 66% previously and P&VP was 21% compared to 7% in Nov. In Oklahoma, winter wheat conditions were rated 15% G&E compared to 30% previously and P&VP was 42% compared to 10% in Nov. In Illinois, winter wheat conditions were rated 56% G&E compared to 62% previously and P&VP was 15% compared to 11% in Nov. In Kansas, winter wheat conditions were rated 37% G&E compared to 51% previously and P&VP was 22% compared to 14% back in Nov. North Dakota conditions were very comparable to last month. Winter wheat conditions were rated 27% G&E compared to 28% previously and P&VP was 38% compared to 34% back in Nov. Nebraska wheat conditions improved. Winter wheat conditions were rated 64% G&E compared to 59% previously and P&VP was 7% compared to 10% back in Nov. South Dakota conditions also improved. Winter wheat conditions were rated 20% G&E compared to 18% previously and P&VP was 36% compared to 38% back in Nov. Montana conditions also improved. Winter wheat conditions were rated 40% G&E compared to 33% previously and P&VP was 13% compared to 15% back in Nov. 


Join us at 11:45a.m. EDT or 10:45am CDT for live review '17 USDA Dec. WASDE. Details in email.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Join us live 11:45 a.m. EDT or 10:45 am CDT for pre & post review 17 USDA Dec. crop report. Details in email


Market expectations for Dec. WASDE: reductions to the South American 17/18 crop..........

Thursday, December 7, 2017

........ Argentina Soybeans: 56.52 mmt vs 57.0 last month, Corn: 41.77 vs 42.0 last month. Brazil Soybeans: 108.2 mmt vs 108 last month, Corn: 93.26 vs 95 last month


Stats Canada 2017 Nov. Production report raised canola & wheat est. from trade expectations & ....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

..... Stats Can Sept. est., but, corn est. was close to expected, & soy lower. Total wheat production declined 5.5% to 30.0 million tonnes in 2017 vs. last year, vs. expected 28 MMT. 21.3 million tonnes of canola in 2017, up 8.7% from 19.6 million tonnes in 2016. Corn at 14.1 (vs. 13.2 last year), 3.7 mmt for oats (vs. 3.2 last year), 7.9 mmt for barley vs. (8.8 last year). Soybean production was lower than expected at 7.72 MMT (but higher than last year’s 6.55 MMT). 


Informa lowered their Aussie and South American 17/18 Crop Estimates in December ....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

17/18 Aussie wheat production at 20.3 mln mt off from the 21.6 mln mt previously. 

17/18 Brazil Soybean production at 110.0 mln mt off from the 111.00 mln mt prev., Brazil total Corn production at 89.0 mln mt off from the 92.0 mln mt prev. 

17/18 Argentina Wheat production at 18.0 mln mt up from the 17.7 mln mt prev., Soybean production at 54.5 mln mt down from the 55.0 mln mt prev., Corn production at 42.0 mln mt unchanged from the previous month


2018/19 U.S. grain beginning stocks are starting to snowball higher the past 5 years! The best .....

Thursday, November 16, 2017

 bull markets are led by demand & it will be the key to higher futures in 2018.


Informa now projecting 2018 corn acres to be up +0.96 million to 91.42,soybeans ...........

Thursday, November 16, 2017

down -0.72 million to 89.63 & all wheat down -0.25 to 45.63 & U.S. winter wheat at also down 0.25 to 31.92 million acres


USDA 13-Nov: Corn harvest 83% complete, up +13% wk/wk; Soybean harvest 93%, ...............

Monday, November 13, 2017

+3% wk/wk; Winter Wheat planted 95%, +4% wk/wk & Winter Wheat Condition 54% good-excellent, -1% wk/wk


'17 USDA NOV. WASDE (9th, Thurs)- Trade expects higher US corn yield est., no major changes for Soy

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

'17 USDA NOV. WASDE (9th, Thurs)- Trade expects higher US corn yield est., no major changes for Soy


17 USDA Oct. crop report bullish soybeans, neutral corn wheat looks like its all priced in!.........

Thursday, October 12, 2017

...........Surprise soy yields 49.5 & ending stocks 430


USDA 10-Oct-2017, U.S. corn & soy crop conditions G-E up +1% & corn harvest at 22% below the........

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

..........25-30% expected & soys 36% also below 42-47%


Conab forecasting a 13 year low in corn acres for 2017 in Brazil at the expense of soybeans but.....

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

.......forecasting soybean ranger below expectations


Bearish Again! '17 WASDE: 17/18 corn yield 169.9 bpa vs. expected 167.8. Soy yield 49.9 bpa vs......

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

........ expected 48.7


USDA (13 Sept) 1st corn harvest report 5% harvested, in line with expected 4-6%. Corn dented 75%....

Monday, September 11, 2017

USDA (13 Sept) 1st corn harvest report 5% harvested, in line with expected 4-6% vs. 5% last year & 7% average. Corn dented 75% vs. last week 60%, last year 85% & average of 81%


Final 17 2nd Annual Great ON Yield Tour results 163.2 bpa (+/-1%) for corn & 45.7 (+/-2%) bpa beans

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thank You all hosts & sponsors


Conab forecasts a record South American #corn & #soybean crop - Large crops get larger! (chart).....

Thursday, August 10, 2017


'17 Aug USDA-WASDE forecasting a much bigger U.S. corn & soy crop at 169.5 & 49.4 bpa ..............

Thursday, August 10, 2017

 ..........respectively? A very bearish report near-term.


USDA crop progress report shows 5% G-E decline in IL to 58%! Do small crops get smaller? ...........

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

.........73% of U.S. is double digit worse conditions vs. 16


USDA surprises with a 1% drop in corn crop conditions G-E & p-vp +1%, soys up 2% in G-E ............

Monday, July 31, 2017

..........after last weeks 4% droo & HRS G-E drop 2% to 31%



Japan just slapped 50 % tariff on US beef ..............

Friday, July 28, 2017



US Wheat Quality Council Thursday pegging 17 HRS wheat yield at 38.1 bpa vs. 16 at 45.7 & durum 39.7

Thursday, July 27, 2017

US Wheat Quality Council


Wheat Quality Council tour reporting dry & hot conditions were showing their effects on yields......

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

........... central & northwest North Dakota


DR. C also known as crop scout Cordonnier lowers his 17 corn & soy yield after a tour.............

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

........ in Indiana and Ohio


#cornbelt17 "Expert Tip of the Day" Missy Bauer apply late season nitrogen

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Expert Tip of the Day" Missy Bauer apply late season nitrogen


#cornbelt17 "Farmer Tip of the Day" Bob Gannon Climate/Fiedview can help plan next years crops

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Farmer Tip of the Day" Bob Gannon Climate/Fiedview can help plan next years crops


#cornbelt17 Check out Richard Tavers "Farmer Tip of the Day" keep soil moist using irrigation

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Check out Richard Tavers "Farmer Tip of the Day" keep soil moist using irrigation


#cornbelt17 Check Out "Farmer Tip of the Day" Ryan Arens spray 3 times to control weeds on corn

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Check Out "Farmer Tip of the Day" Ryan Arens spray 3 times to control weeds on corn


#cornbelt17 Check out "Farmer Tip of the Day" Steve Henry apply starter fertilizer "liquid gold"

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Check out "Farmer Tip of the Day" Steve Henry apply starter fertilizer "liquid gold"


Mark your calender's 17 2nd Annual Great On Yield Tour is back! #onyield17 Aug. 14 -25, ...........

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

..........2 final events 25 & 31


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Do not miss out, register now for 1 of final events Aug 25 in Winchester, ON or Aug 31 in Woodstock

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#cornbelt17 Check out summary video & how to get 17 Special Report: US Crop Tour Summary,..........

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

........... Game Plan & Price Targets


Lower weekly US crop ratings again: Corn 62% G-E vs 64 last week; Soy 57 G-E vs 61 lw; HRS..........

Monday, July 24, 2017

............. wheat 33 vs 34 lw. Turnaround Tuesday coming?


Day 20 Jul 13, 17 #cornbelt17 Moe Agostino concluding 17 US Crop Tour final #GreenfieldGlobal event,

Thursday, July 20, 2017

............Chatham, ON Thank You all Sponsors


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

7 Wonders of the Corn Yield World"


End of 17 US Crop Tour projecting a below avg. corn & soy yield 158 - 162 & 45-46 bpa respectively,.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

......... 17 is not 16!


USDA confirms lower crop conditions, 10 July: Spring Wheat G-E 35% (as expected) vs last week.......

Monday, July 10, 2017

..........37%, P-V.P 39% vs 33 lw! Corn & soy also down


End of crop tour in WI #cornbelt17 Centre North a mess but Centre South looks great rated a 7.......

Sunday, July 9, 2017

..........out of 10 Thank you to all sponsors.


Day 14 End of crop tour in IA #cornbelt17 by far the best state with the most uniformity, rated 8...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

.....out of 10 but its not 2016 record crop


Day 14 Jul 7, 17 #cornbelt17 "Farmer Tip of the Day" Bob Gannon, Delmar, IA Climate/Fiedview........

Saturday, July 8, 2017

..........can help plan next years crops & marketing plan


USDA Crop Progress, 5 July: Corn 68% G-E (+2% vs expec); Soy 64% G-E (-1%); Spring Wheat 37%........

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

...........G-E (-1%); Winter Wheat 48% G-E (-1%). Bullish!


US EPA: '18 US Renewable biofuel level 19.24 bil gal vs 19.28 @'17. Ethanol unchanged..............

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

.......15 bil gal. Advanced biofuel 4.24 bil gal vs 4.28 @'17


Day 11 Ending of crop tour in MN #cornbelt17 this was the best state out of 10 states thus..........

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

.......far rating a 7 out of 10 not as good as last year


Day 9 Jul , 17 #cornbelt17 Summary of ND less than ideal planting & growing season & dry ...........

Monday, July 3, 2017 will drag on yields rating 4 out of 10  


Day 8 July 1, 17 #cornbelt17 summary of the state of SD no Garden state here, lots of ............

Sunday, July 2, 2017

.........variability rating the state a 6 out of 10


Day 7 Jun 30, 17 #cornbelt17 summary of tour NE crops are behind 2-4 weeks lower - ...........

Saturday, July 1, 2017

.........central looking good but northern areas dry & stressing


2017 USDA Quarterly Grain & Acreage Report bullish soybeans & wheat, & bearish corn vs. expectations

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 USDA Quarterly Grain & Acreage Report bullish soybeans & wheat, & bearish corn vs. expectations


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Friday, June 16, 2017

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Friday, June 16, 2017

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

#cornbelt17 through 12 U.S. states from June 24th – July 10th, 2017 with “Marketing Man” Moe Agostino. Our tour videos are viewed by the farm community across the globe and you and your farm could be selected to be featured in one of them. Click here

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USDA Crop Progress 1/10th of the corn crop in IN, IL & OH is P-VP, HRS 55% G-E -7% largest..........

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

......since '08 & lowest reading since 02 yield at 29.1


Day 7 Jun 30, 17 #cornbelt17 summary of tour NE crops are behind 2-4 weeks lower -.............

Thursday, June 1, 2017

..........central looking good but northern areas dry & stressing


USDA reports 1st U.S. corn conditions at lower end of est. 63-71% at 65% vs. expected at 69%,.......

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

.......72% in 16, 10 year avg. 69% vs. 08 & 13 at 63%


Ag Canada forecasts tight canola carryout for 16/17 & 17/18 at 0.600 MT 11th lowest on record.......

Friday, May 26, 2017

.......since 1980 & 0.350 MT respectively 3rd lowest


International Grains Council: 17/18 global corn output 1.026 bil MT, unchanged from previous;......

Thursday, May 25, 2017

.................17/18 global wheat 736 mil MT, also unchanged.


Trifecta in hog futures with all summer 17 future contracts above $80/cwt for the first time in 17..

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 is the pork cutout value above $90/cwt


July 17 hog futures hit new contract highs, trading above $80/cwt for first time this year on.......

Friday, May 19, 2017

........rumors of strong Chinese demand for US pork!


Lanworth lowers 17/18 US corn production to 13.9 bil.bu. vs. previous 14.1, USDA 14.06 & soy........

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4.09 vs. previous 4.16 vs. USDA at 4.25


Analyst Lanworth is using an average U.S. corn yield of 166.9 bpa and soybean is at 46.8 to.........

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 .........arrive at lower 17/18 production at 13.99 & 4.09


Crop scout Dr. Cordonnier pegs the 17 U.S. corn yields at 169 and soys at 49 due to.............

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

........the less than ideal planting conditions for corn in 17


Crop scout Cordonnier raised his estimates for Argentine corn & soybeans on favorable weather,......

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

..........soys +1.5 MMTto 56.5 & corn +2 to 39 MMT


USDA crop progress report pegs US corn emerged at 31% vs. 5-year at 36% & soys at.............

Monday, May 15, 2017

..........8% vs. 5-years at 9%


USDA crop progress report pegs US winter wheat crop conditions at 51% good-excellent down 2%........

Monday, May 15, 2017

........from last week, poor to very poor up 2%


USDA crop progress report pegs US corn planting at 71% vs. expected at 68% and..........

Monday, May 15, 2017

...........5-year at 73%, soys 31% vs. 28% expected & 5-year 32%


Informa pegs 17 US soy planted acres at 89.7 million acres vs. USDA 89.5, corn also at 89.7 vs......

Friday, May 12, 2017

.......USDA at 90, spring wheat 10.9 & cotton 12.2


US Com. Sec. Ross says agreement with China to expand U.S Beef will begin no later than July 16.....

Friday, May 12, 2017

.....while allowing Chinese origin poultry in US


According to sources cited from Dow news China/U.S. will release joint statement in May to..........

Friday, May 12, 2017

.........rebalancing trade & increase exports such as LNG


Rumors abound on pending RVP waiver (retailers to market E-15 to motorists in summer), in.......

Friday, May 12, 2017 Senate bill & enough support to get to house


Brazil CONAB 16/17 Corn crop 92.8 MMT, up from 91.5 MMT in April. Soybean crop............

Thursday, May 11, 2017

...........113 MMT, up from the 110.2 MMT in April


2017/18 USDA May WASDE Report neutral to bullish vs. expectations, global soys & wheat...........

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

........higher, corn lower, soy ending stocks 480 vs. 570!


USDA crop progress better than expected for U.S. corn planting at 47%, & spring wheat at 54% but....

Monday, May 8, 2017

...........lower on soybeans at 14%


Wheat Quality Council Tour: 17 Kansas wheat average yield 46.1 bpa vs. 57.0 last season,...........

Friday, May 5, 2017

..............L-T avg. 41.6 & production at 281.7 down 40% vs. 16


Stats Canada March 31 2017 All Wheat Stocks better than expected 16.601 MMT vs. expected............

Friday, May 5, 2017 18.3, yr ago 14.38 MMT


Stats Canada March 31 2017 Durum Wheat Stocks: 4.078 MMT also better than expected at 5.2...........

Friday, May 5, 2017

....... vs. yr ago 2.70 MMT


Stats Canada March 31 2017 Canola Stocks pegged at 6.567 MMT better than expected at 6.7 MMT........

Friday, May 5, 2017

..........vs. yr ago 8.56 MMT


US Inter'l Trade Commission affirmed antidumping & countervailing duty investigations concerning....

Friday, May 5, 2017

......Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia


U.S. Mar pork exports hit new record volume +16% & topped record in Nov. 16, March exports..........

Friday, May 5, 2017

FC Stone & Informa raise their 16/17 South American crop estimates in May

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

FC Stone & Informa raise their 16/17 South American crop estimates in May


USDA reports that U.S. corn is 34% planted unchanged vs. 5-year average but below last year.........

Monday, May 1, 2017 43%. But how many cares have to be replanted?


Trump slaps on a 20% tariff on all Canadian lumber imports, CDN $ falls below support..............

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 $0.74 next target $0.73!


Stats Canada 2017 canola Acreage Intentions: 22.4 mln acres +1.1 vs. expected at 21.3 mln...........

Friday, April 21, 2017

..........acres vs. last year 20.37 mln acres


Stats Canada 17 All wheat Acreage Intentions pegged at 23.18 mln acres up 0.78 vs. expected at......

Friday, April 21, 2017

...........22.4 mln acres vs. last year 23.2 mln acres


Stats Can acres came in bigger than expectations for all wheat, canola, soys & corn, 22.4 mil.......

Friday, April 21, 2017

.........canola acreage is a new record high!


USDA crop progress report (16-April-2017) worse than expected with US corn planting at only 6% vs...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

........8-10%, last year 12% average is 10% still early!


USDA crop progress, 10th March 2017, Corn planting 3% complete (last year 4%); Spring Wheat........

Monday, April 10, 2017

......planting 5% (last 12%); Winter Wheat 53% G-E, 34% Fair & 13% P-VP vs. last week's 51% G-E, 35% Fair, 14% P-VP


Livestock futures trading higher as Feb U.S. pork & beef exports were well above year-ago, Feb......

Thursday, April 6, 2017

........pork volume strongest on record



Crop scout Cordonnier raised est Brazil 16/17: Soy o/p 107MMT, up 1MMT from last wk, corn...........

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

.......unchngd 86; Argentina: Soy 55, up 1, corn 37, up 1


Informa updated 2017 US prospective planted acres: Corn 90.8 million, soybeans...........

Monday, March 13, 2017

........88.7 million, all wheat 45.6 million.


Bird Flu detected on a U.S. Tyson chicken farm in TN. this news prompted South Korea to.............

Monday, March 6, 2017

....... announce a ban on imports of U.S. poultry.


USDA March WASDE: small adjustments expected, 16/17 US corn stocks to drop to 2.31 bil bu, soys.....

Monday, March 6, 2017 0.418 bil bu, & wheat to 1.135 bil bu


USDA March WASDE: increase expected in global corn & soy stocks by 0.9MMT &..........

Monday, March 6, 2017

..........1.1MMT resp, due to growing SA crop (corn up 1.2 MMT & soy 1.9)


Informa Economics pegs 16/17 Brazil corn production at 91.0 mmt up +2.0 & up 25 vs. last year! Soy..

Friday, March 3, 2017

........ at a record 108 +1.5 vs. USDA at 104


Biofuels word of the day, rumors Trump preparing executive order change RFS mandate,.........

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

.........more adoption E-15 vs. E-10 but denied by White House


Day 2 USDA Ag Outlook Forum forecasting 17 #corn ending stocks to fall by 105 mil bu, all #wheat....

Friday, February 24, 2017 fall 235, unchanged


17 USDA Ag Outlook Forum pegs 17 corn acres 90 million vs. expectations at 91, soys at..........

Thursday, February 23, 2017

..........88 vs. 87.5 million


017 USDA Feb. WASDE report forecasts 16/17 combined South America crop +6.2 mmt vs..............

Friday, February 10, 2017

........last year vs. expectations for +5.3


17 USDA Feb. crop report neutral wheat although global numbers were lower, friendly corn &.......

Friday, February 10, 2017

.......slightly bearish soybeans but global stocks down


Brazil's CONAB forecasting 16/17 corn 87.4 mmt up +2.9 mmt vs. Jan. & last year 67,.....

Friday, February 10, 2017

.....soys 106.5 + 1.8 vs. last month 103.8 & last year 96.50


According to analytics firm Kensho, Inauguration Day for past 5 new Presidents, S&P 500 was down....

Friday, January 20, 2017

.....80% of the time, with avg. decline 1.6


When President Obama was sworn in Jan '09,wild day in grain markets then: 31-cent range in corn,....

Friday, January 20, 2017

......40-cent in wheat & 60-cent in beans. Today?


Bank of Canada worried over a more protectionist US & Donald Trump, rate cut now on the table,......

Thursday, January 19, 2017

........bearish CDN $ down 2.2% in 2 days 2 week low


Dr. Michael Cordonnier - 2016/17 Argentina Soy production est.: 51 MMT (down..........

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

.........4 MMT from prev. est.); Arg. Corn: 34 MMT (down 0.5 MMT)


Tomorrow is last day fund index rebalancing, markets reopen Mon. night for..........

Friday, January 13, 2017

.....U.S. Martin Luther King holiday, Jan. contracts expire noon today


USDA increase Argentina soybean production to 57 mmt vs. last month at 56.5 & Brazil at............

Thursday, January 12, 2017

........104 vs. last month at 102.4 mmt +2.1mmt combined


2017 USDA January WASDE, Quarterly Grain Stocks & Wheat Acreage reports bullish............

Thursday, January 12, 2017

......soybeans & wheat, neutral corn


USDA surprises with a final 2016 lower soybean yield at 51.1 vs. last month at 52.5 &.............

Thursday, January 12, 2017

..........ending stocks at 420 vs. last month at 480 million bu


USDA surprise with lower total U.S. wheat planted acres at 32.40 million vs...........

Thursday, January 12, 2017

........expected at 34.14 million acres


Informa Economics pegs 16/17 Argentina corn production at 36.0 MMT, off 0.5; Soy........

Friday, January 6, 2017

....... at 55 down 1 mmt & wheat at 15 +2 mmt.


Reuters poll of commodity analysts: new 16/17 forecast Brazil soybean production @ 103.5MMT...

Friday, January 6, 2017

......up +400,000 mt, corn 88.1 mmt


FC Stone International increased its 16/17 Brazil soybean production forecast by +700,000 mt to.....

Friday, January 6, 2017

........102.8 mmt on better yields in some states


US$ selloff accelerated, y-day Fed meeting- less aggressive 2017 rate hike approach (2 & not 3; +...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

 ... only in June) + Strength in Chinese Yuan


Soybean futures could be topping when mainstream media starts talking about the move in soys......

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Informa updated 17/18 acreage forecasts with corn down 650,000 to 90.15 mln acres, soys.............

Friday, December 16, 2016

............... +262,000 to 88.862 & winter wheat down 2.2 to 33.2


YTD U.S. soybean inspections stand at 1.025 billion bushels, 1st time over .........

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

........1 billion this early in the crop year vs. 858 million last year


2016 Dec WASDE: Neutral for prices! ......

Friday, December 9, 2016

.... 16/17 US corn carryout 2.403 bil bu; Soy 0.48 bil bu; Wheat 1.143 bil bu; All unchanged from last month!


Strategie Grains: 2017 EU soft wheat 24.3 mil ha vs. 24.2 in 2016; rapeseed (canola) sees..........

Friday, November 18, 2016

..... modest increase of 90,000 ha to 6.62 mil ha in '17


Strategie Grains: 16/17 EU grain production 295.5 MMT vs last month 295.3; Soft wheat 135.7 vs.....

Friday, November 18, 2016

..... 35.8 last; Corn 59.6 vs 59.8 last


Buenos Aires Grain Exchange: 16/17 Soy 19.6 mil ha, planting 24.2% complete; Corn 40.3%.....

Friday, November 18, 2016

......complete, 1.973 mil ha of 4.9 expected;Wheat 12.5 MMT


Informa:'17 US. soy 88.61 mil acr vs 88.49 prev vs. '16@ 83.7;Corn 90.84 vs 90.97 prev vs '16@ 94.5

Friday, November 18, 2016

...... Winter wheat 33.76 vs 35.42 prev vs '16@ 36.5


2016 Nov WASDE: US 16/17 corn ending stocks 2.403 bil bu vs expected 2.3;.....

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

..... Soy 0.48 bil bu vs expected 0.42


USDA Crop progress – Nov. 14 Corn harvest – 93% Soy harvest – 97% Winter wheat – 59% g/e

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

USDA Crop progress – Nov. 14 Corn harvest – 93% Soy harvest – 97% Winter wheat – 59% g/e


NOPA October US Soy Crush: 164.64 mil bul (160.4 expected); Soy Meal Exports: 562,180 tons;......

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

...... Soy Oil Stocks: 1.343 bil lbs (1.323 expected)


2016 Nov WASDE: Significantly Higher US corn yield at 175.3 bpa, Soy higher at 52.5 bpa, bearish!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016 Nov WASDE: Significantly Higher US corn yield at 175.3 bpa, Soy higher at 52.5 bpa, bearish!


FC Stone forecasting 16/17 U.S. corn yield at 175.3 bpa for a 15.226 billion bushels

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

soys yield at 52.8 bpa, production at 4.386 billion bu


FC Stone forecasting Brazil first crop corn unchanged at 29.7 mmt vs. 25.8 mmt last year.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FC Stone forecasting Brazil first crop corn unchanged at 29.7 mmt vs. 25.8 mmt last year. 


2016 November canola futures breaks resistance at $500/mt not seen since June of 2016!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2016 November canola futures breaks resistance at $500/mt not seen since June of 2016!


Another delay in harvest for Western Canada this weekend sends canola futures up again ......

Monday, October 17, 2016

..... with Jan. & March 17 futures trading both above $500


2016 USDA Oct. crop report in line with expectations: neutral/slightly bullish but......

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

...... ending stocks big, corn 2.32 bb, soys 395 mb & wheat 1.138 bb


UN FAO Sept price index rose +2.9% to 170.9 index points,up +10% Y/Y ......

Thursday, October 6, 2016

..... Meat, dairy & vegoil prices increased offsetting grain price declines


Buenos Aires Grain Xchange: Argentine 16/17 Corn @ record 36 MMT (+20% from last year's 30).Soy @...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

..... 53 MMT vs. 56 past season.Wheat @ 12.5 MMT


CONAB: Brazil 16/17 soy 101.9-104 MMT vs 15/16 @ 95.43. 16/17 corn 82.3-83.8 MMT vs. .....

Thursday, October 6, 2016

..... 15/16 @ 66.98; 1st season @ 26.3-27.7 & safrinha @ 56.1


Brazil's grain export association ANEC lowered Brazil 2016 Soybean exports to 52 MMT .....

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

..... vs previous 57 MMT. 2017 Soybean exports at 53 MMT.


Informa, 5 Oct. 2016: US 2016 Corn o/p 15.22 bil bu, yield 174.5 bu/ac. Soybean ......

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

..... o/p 4.3 bil bu, yield 51.6 bu/ac


Western Canada: Near blizzard for brief periods in some areas tonight & Wednesday....

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Widespread freezing temps for Prairies late week & weekend


FC Stone: Brazil 16/17 Soy crop 101.80 MMT vs Sept est. 101.85 MMT.......

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Brazil first season 16/17 Corn crop 29.7 MMT vs Sept est. 29.0 MMT


FC Stone's new production est: Corn yield 175.2 bpa vs 175.6 prior.......

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

... production 15.16 bil bu. Soy yield 52.5 bpa & production 4.357 bil bu


2016 USDA Sept. 1 Quarterly Grain Stocks Report corn 1.738 vs. 1.75, soys 0.197 vs. 0.2 ......

Friday, September 30, 2016

..... & wheat 2.527 vs. 2.40


2016 USDA Sept. 1 Quarterly Grain Stocks Report neutral to slightly bullish corn & soybeans .....

Friday, September 30, 2016

..... but neutral to slightly bearish wheat.


Stats Canada new satellite model projecting a 44.1 bpa soy yield for ON vs. #ONyield16 at 43.....

Thursday, September 22, 2016

...... & corn at 165 vs. 149 respectively?????


Canadian beef access announced today to China for bone in beef under 30 months ......

Thursday, September 22, 2016

..... is immediate.


China agrees to maintain Canada's access to $2B canola market through 2020; Canola futures +7.2/MT..

Thursday, September 22, 2016

.... +1.5%.



Early U.S. soy harvest reports better than expected & some saying "best ever" ............

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

........ with some analysts now thinking higher USDA soy yields in Oct.


US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged in Sept & dials down its economic forecast to 1.8% .........

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

...... from 2.0% in June


Egyptian gov't rescinded its 0 tolerance policy on wheat, will adhere to 0.05% inter'l standard.....

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

..... & will apply to all O/S & future contracts


16 USDA Sept. WASDE crop Report disappointing vs. expectations slightly bearish

Monday, September 12, 2016

corn yield 174.4 & soybeans at 50.6 bpa a new record high!


USDA weekly exports (net 15/16 & 16/17): Corn 1.11 MMT (expec 0.75-0.95); Soy 1.76 (1-1.3); Wheat...

Friday, September 9, 2016

........ (16/17-17/18) 0.66 (0.35-0.55)


USMEF (USDA data) July US beef export volume +8% Y/Y to 99,341 tons, value $526.7 mil (-5%); Pork...

Friday, September 9, 2016

.......Pork vol 180,547 T(+8%), val +11% to $491.9 mil


Reuters: EU corn output 2016 could be under 60 MMT again vs current est. 62.5 MMT......

Friday, September 9, 2016

 .....2014 was highest at 75.7 MMT


CONAB Brazil 15/16 Corn production 66.98 MMT (68.48 last);.....

Friday, September 9, 2016

....... 15/16 Winter Corn prod. 41.13 MMT (last 42.59)


Pvt est. Sept WASDE 16/17 US Soy yield: Informa 49.5(last 47.7); FC Stone 50.1(last 48.8);...

Friday, September 9, 2016

.... Commodity Weather 49(last 48.9); Linn-Assocts 49.6


Pvt est. Sept WASDE 16/17 US Corn yield: Lanworth 168.2; Informa 174.8(169.8 last);...

Friday, September 9, 2016

....... FC Stone 175.6(175 last); Linn-Associates 171.5; SocGen 170


Avg Pre-Report est. Sept. WASDE US Corn 173.4 bu/acre vs 175.1 (Aug); Soy 49.2 bu/acre vs 48.9 (Aug)

Friday, September 9, 2016

...... Wheat end stocks 1.1 bil bu (same as Aug)


2016 Great ON Yield Tour projecting Ontario corn yields at 149 & soys at 43 bpa

Friday, September 2, 2016

Lots of variability, dry counties, pest pressure, lower population, lower kernel lenght, below avg. crops.


Informa forecasting 16 soybean production estimate of 4.127 billion bushels, avg.yield 49.5 bpa

Friday, September 2, 2016

Corn production 15.3 billion & yield 174.8


Canada, Wednesday, gets reprieve from China putting off implementing strict rapeseed import rules...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

...... and both sides agreeing to continue to work toward a longer term solution.


Statistics Canada, 23 August 2016, Canada Corn yield- 149.3 bpa, Ontario- 153.5 bpa; ....

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Soybean Canada yield- 40.3 bpa, Ontario- 41.6 bpa


USDA Aug 16 WASDE bearish corn (175.1 bpa), soys (48.9 bpa) a new record & wheat vs. expectations

Friday, August 12, 2016

16/17 corn carryout 2.4 billion will weigh


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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US Climate Prediction Center a slight chance La Nina conditions Aug - Oct

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Chances increase to 55% - 60% of La Nina developing in the 2016/17 winter


Reuters forecasting 17 Brazilian soybean acreage will expand 1.5 % compared to last year.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This would be the smallest expansion in a decade


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Informa estimated the US 16 soybean yield at 47.7 bpa for a total crop of 3.958 billion ............

Friday, August 5, 2016

.......... vs. last month at 3.89 billion


Informa estimated the 16 US corn yield at 169.8 bpa for a total crop of 14.694 billion ........

Friday, August 5, 2016

...........vs. last month at 14.53


FC Stone 2016 US Corn production: 15.1 bil bu; yield 175 bpa; Soybean:...........

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

.............. 4.054 bil bu; yield 48.8 bpa


USDA Crop Progress(Aug1): Corn 76% G-E vs expected 75%;..........

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

....... dough stage 30% vs 25% avg. Soy 72% G-E vs expected 70%; setting pods 54% vs 44% avg


USDA 16 July WASDE Report was supportive/friendly corn & soys, but....

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

bearish wheat HRW production 1.034 billion bu. +8.4 vs. expectations 0.95


#cornbelt16: Thanks to our sponsors #PRIDEseed & #Penta, Check out all of the photos, farmer .....

Monday, July 11, 2016

interviews & Minnesota state video on our webpage & new mobile app


#cornbelt16: Day 15 July 9, ending tour in WI rating above avg. for.....

Saturday, July 9, 2016

..... corn & soys an 8-8.5


According to Tractica, a market intelligence firm global market for ag robots....

Thursday, July 7, 2016

is expected to explode to 73.9 billion by 2024 from 3.0 in 2015


USDA Weekly Crop Progress, July 5, Corn 75% G&E, Soy 70% G&E ......

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

..... well above the 10-year average!


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016



#cornbelt16: Check out all of the photos from Day 5 June 29, Thanks to sponsors #PRIDEseed & #Penta

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

... on the webpage and new mobile app


#cornbelt16: Day 10 July 4th; We are taking a break today to recharge & resuming our crop tour.....

Monday, July 4, 2016

.... on Tues. Jul 5th in the State of MN


Day 4 June 28 #cornbelt16, soybeans looking good east of Springfield, IL planted May 10

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

- first-hand pictures on webpage & app


USDA-ERS: US winter wheat yield @ record high 50.5 bpa,......

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

..... winter wheat production @ 1.5+ bil bu; exclellent growing conditons in Great Plains


Day 4, June 28, 2nd day in IL,#cornbelt16,Thanks sponsors #PRIDEseed #Penta, lots of tasseled corn..

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

...... before July 1


Buenos Aires Grain Exchange weekly report raised their 2015/16 Argentina corn harvest ........

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

....... estimate to 28.0 MMT up from the 25.0 MMT previously


Stats Canada's updated acreage estimates release on Wednesday, June 29, .........

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

...... market expects upward revision to canola number vs earlier forecast


USDA Wkly Crop Progress,26-June-16, soil moisture lower!:Topsoil- 69%Adequate-Surplus vs 74% last...

Monday, June 27, 2016

...... week; Subsoil- 74%Adequate-Surplus vs 78% last week.


USDA Crop Progress,26-June-16 (lagging!): Soybeans 72%G&E vs 73% last week;.......

Monday, June 27, 2016

.....Corn: 75% G&E vs 75% last week;Winter Wheat: 62%G&E vs 61%


Check out the farmer interviews, #cornbelt16,Chuck Wildman and Lane Oswald ...

Monday, June 27, 2016

...... in State of Ohio on the webpage and new mobile app. Thanks guys! 


Check out the State of Ohio video for Day 1 June 25 #cornbelt16,Thanks sponsors #PRIDEseed #Penta...

Monday, June 27, 2016

.....both, on webpage and on the new mobile app.


Day 3, June 27, #cornbelt16,Thanks sponsors #PRIDEseed #Penta, near Roseville, IL ......

Monday, June 27, 2016

......good looking soys planted April 20 


Day 2 June 26 #cornbelt16 end of crop tour in IN great looking irrigated corn but......

Sunday, June 26, 2016

.....dry land corn & soys avg. at best!


End of Day 1, June 25th #cornbelt16 tour in the State of Ohio: Ranking corn 6/10 & beans 7/10

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Corn needs a drink!


With the UK out of the EU, only 12% probability US interest rates will rise in 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Brexit has lowered the probability of a US interest rate hike by end of 2016 to 12%


UK exits EU: US$ soars,+2.13 @95.665, CDN plunges to 0.7715

Friday, June 24, 2016

Dow down over 400 pts, pound plunges, grains sharply down 


Crop Scout Cordonnier lowered his 2016 corn average yield to 165 vs. USDA at 168

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A 430 million bushel difference


Dec. corn futures trading to highs $4.46 on weather worries as rainfall in the lower Midwest, Delta

Monday, June 13, 2016

6-10 day US weather forecast calling for higher than normal temps and below normal precipitation


Informa estimating US 16 Corn Acreage at 92.5; this compares to USDA March Intentions at 93.6

Monday, June 13, 2016

soys at 83.8 vs. USDA at 82.2


CONAB is forecasting a 95.6 mmt Brazil soybean crop (last years record 96.2 mmt) down 3.3 mmt

Thursday, June 9, 2016

April at 98.9 vs. USDA at 99 mmt.


CONAB is forecasting the 15/16 corn crop at 76.2 mmt down 3.7 mmt from May's 79.9 mmt

Thursday, June 9, 2016

May's 79.9 mmt vs. USDA at 81.1 mmt.


All Chicago wheat 2016 contracts from July - December broke above the 200-day moving average!

Monday, June 6, 2016

The last time was in April of 2016


US Fed Chair Yellen in speech today may have signaled only 2 U.S. interest rates hikes in 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

US $ Index off of sessions lows -$0.108


USDA crop progress report corn is 98% planted vs. 5 year 97%, soys 83% vs. 77%

Monday, June 6, 2016

corn crop conditions 75% G-E +3% vs. last week, soys 72% 


USDA crop progress report shows Us winter wheat crop conditions falling 1% to 72% G-E vs. last week,

Monday, June 6, 2016

US Winter wheat is 2% harvested vs. 10% last year


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Monday, June 6, 2016

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Monday, June 6, 2016



Odds of US interest rate hike plunges 30 to 4% for June after major jobs miss

Friday, June 3, 2016

US economy added 38,000 jobs in May vs. expectations for 155,000, US $ -0.916, CDN $ down 0.0080


Informa est. higher 16 wheat production by 39.5 million bu to 1.448, 16 Brazil corn -2.1 to 78.9

Friday, June 3, 2016

Brazil soybean production down -1.6 to 98.5 & and Arg 15 soys unchnaged at 55 mmt


No surprises from June 1, 2016 OPEC Meeting oil production remains unchanged no agreement for a prod

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Crude Oil down 2.0%


New contract highs for summer 2016 hog futures July and August

Thursday, June 2, 2016

As the US pork cutout trades above $86/cwt!


A turn to a dryer mid-June US Midwest outlook by forecasters helped stimulate buying by funds

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New contract highs on both corn and soybean contracts


OECD downgraded global economic growth, 2016, to 3%, -0.3%; & 2017 to 3.3%

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

They warn that more fiscal policies need to be used to stimulate growth and avoid using monetary policies 


Barclays report: Funds' commodity assets total value up in April, $220M vs $193M March

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Vs. 161 million a year ago


New 1 month NOAA June weather outlook below normal precip.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016



Janet Yellen said at Harvard University speech that an interest rate hike is "probably" appropriate

Friday, May 27, 2016

if economic conditions improve, US $ up 


GC warned that all global grain stocks could rise to record highs in the next crop year but over 40%

Friday, May 27, 2016

IGC increases global corn production by 5 mmt to 1 billion metric tons


WTI Crude oil futures break above $50 for the first time in 7 months!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

+58% in 4.5 Months!


IGC pegs 16/17 global wheat at 722 mmt up +5.0 over the previous estimate

Thursday, May 26, 2016

16/17 global corn crop 1.003 billion metric tons also +5.0 mmt


Soybean meal futures off to the races again 16 July futures trading above $400/short ton

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

a new contract high fueling the soybean rally again


The Weather Network Summer 16 Outlook forecasts near to above seasonal temps

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Most of Canada will see near normal rainfall for the summer of 2016


According to T-Storm Weather, there is a high correlation for having late summer heat

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

centered around the month of August following past El Nino transitions to neutral to La Nina phases


Bank of Canada see lower 2nd quarter growth but leaves interest rates unchanged at 0.5%

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sees US returning to growth for rest of 2016


New contract closing highs for 2016 July corn, Dec corn & July soys at $4.046, $4.084 and $10.854/bu

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Funds adding a weather risk premium and it does not hurt that meal prices sora to new contract highs as well!


The 1st U.S. wheat condition report for spring wheat conditions showed the crop at 76% G&E with only

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The 1st US corn crop conditions report will be out next week.


Weekly U.S. corn inspections remain consistent at 1.08 mmt week of May 19th, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Its the 9th straight week & the best streak since 14


According to the latest research and report from top U.S. top scientists GMO crops are safe for both

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GMO crops started in the 1980's.


Crop scout Cordonnier est. 16 soy acres are estimated at 84.0 mln vs. USDA at 82.2 +1.8 with product

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

84 million acres is bearish long term


Crop scout Cordonnier estimates 16 corn acreage at 92.0 mln down 1.6 vs. USDA at 93.6

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Production at 14 bb vs. USDA att 14.40 down 440 million bushels on a 166 yield near-term supportive to corn prices


U.S. Climate Prediction Center: 75% chance of La Nina conditions by 2016/17 autumn/winter

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The latest update says the bureau is now on La Nina watch, adding conditions are favorable for development during the 2016 summer in northern hemisphere. 


USDA weekly exports, Apr 29–May 5, 2016, corn net sales over 1 MMT for 8th week in a row!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Corn net sales, 2015/16+  2016/17, @ 1.2 MMT; Wheat @ 0.68MMT; Soy @ 0.22MMT


Corn/Soy ratio traded at new highs for the year at 2.77 spurring talk that of more U.S. corn acres w

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Especally in those US states running behind the average on planting


2016 May WASDE Report very bullish soybeans, bearish wheat and better than expected for corn surpris

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

16/17 crush and export demand an all time record high!


Conab reduces their 15/16 marketing year soybean production forecast for Brazil to 96.9 mmt down 2.1

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Flooding is doing damage to the quality of soybeans


Conab reduces 15/16 marketing year corn forecast for Brazil to 80.0 mmt vs. 84.7 mmt prior & 2nd cor

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Brazilian corn crop could get worse before it gets better


Chinese customs data for April show soy imports at 7.07 mmt a new record high & +16% over the previo

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Chinese demand remains very strong and soybean futures are rationing demand


16 Mar. pork exports to China/Hong Kong +80% from 15 & largest volume since Dec. 11, 1st quarter exp

Friday, May 6, 2016

U.S. red meat exports move higher in March, 1st quarter volumes +2%. 


CEO of Bunge in earnings call yesterday said the company expects Brazil winter corn crop will be red

Friday, April 29, 2016

a 10 mmt reduction in the second corn crop in Brazil would be bullish and send grain futures another notch higher giving funds another excuse to add to lengthand ration some demand


CFTC COT Report for April 26,16 shows manged money short 60,805 Chicago wheat contracts, long 79,781

Friday, April 29, 2016

Feature this week managed money adding to long so contracts, going net long corn and and short covering more wheat contracts.


According to Karen Braun Reuters, April 6 – 13th, 16 the sea surface temps in Nino regions 1 & 2 fel

Thursday, April 28, 2016


CFTC, COT report shows manged money funds corn net short -30,909, Chicago wheat net short -88,241,

Friday, April 22, 2016

This is a 2 week lagging report and misleading


Stats Canada surprised with lower planted 16 canola acres 19.345 mill. acres vs. expected 20.4, endi

Thursday, April 21, 2016

2015 acres were 20.1 million


USDA crop progress report Apr. 11, 16 reported winter wheat rated 56% G-E vs. 59% last week & much l

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Corn was 4% planted vs. 1% last year vs. 4% on average.


IMF report lowers 16 worldwide growth outlook to 3.2% from 3.4% prior the 4th time in a year, US dow

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Fund warned of widespread stagnation risk and said weaker growth could leave the global economy more vulnerable to shocks such as currency depreciations or worsening geopolitical conflicts.


According to Australian Bureau of Meteorology the chances of La Nina in 16 has increased to 50% & is

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Raising the possibility of widespread floods, droughts and hurricanes.


2016 USDA April WASDE Report a non event, neutral classic "buy the rumor, sell the news" however all

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

15/16 US corn carryout 1.862 vs. 1.855 expected and last month at 1.837 billion bushels, soybeans 445 vs. expected at 450 and last month at 460 and wheat 976 vs. expected at 977 and last month at 966 million bushels


New crop 2016 November soybean futures hit $9.40/bushel new contract highs for 2016 not seen since A

Monday, April 11, 2016

Malaysian Palm Oil Board pegged March palm oil exports at 1.33 mmt up +23% over February's volume.  The country's ending stocks in March were estimated at 1.88 mmt down -13.1% from February's 2.17 mmt.  The agency also pegged March oil production at 1.219 mmt up +17% from February's 1.042 mmt. This is supportive to higher palm oil and soybean future prices near-term. 


WTI Crude oil tops $40/baarrel up almost 2% as no news is good news

Monday, April 11, 2016

Many analysts do not see any surprises in Doha meeting with 15 oil producers this Sunday and a production freeze at record highs will not fix the imbalance near-term only lower prices will.


Malaysian Palm Oil Board peggs March palm oil exports at 1.33 mmt up +23% over Feb., March ending st

Monday, April 11, 2016

This is supporting both palm oil prices and soybean futures near-term


16 April WASDE report expected to be a non event, no big surprises only tweaks in US stocks & global

Monday, April 11, 2016

This report is usually ranked 2 out of 10 in terms of being a market moving report


According to FCC, the avg. price of farmland in Canada was +10.1% in 15 as low interest rates & stro

Monday, April 11, 2016

A lower CDN $ and better basis and overall higher net prices vs. the U.S. farmer also supportive.


The USDA Beijing bureau forecast 16 Chinese pork imports at 1.3 mmt +450,000 as production falls to

Monday, April 11, 2016

Consumption is reduced to 54.6 mmt and the biggest beneficiary will be Europe. 


USDA's 16/17 Brazil Soy crop estimate, new record 103.0 mmt, due to export growth & crush demand

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Argentina 16/17 corn production pegged at 33.7 mmt up 1.5% from 15/16.


CONAB lowered estimate of 15/16 Brazil's soy crop, 98.89 mmt vs. 101.18 mmt March

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Corn +1 mmt from March to 85.7 mmt. There is also talk of a possible shift of corn acres to soybeans or wheat and talk that we may see Brazil needing to import more corn for their livestock sector.


Informa released its monthly row crop forecasts for SA, Argentina up, Brazil down

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A trim to Brazilian soybean production to 100.5 mmt down from an estimate of 101.3 mmt last month. Argentine soybean production was upgraded by 500,000 tonnes to 59.5 mmt. Informa also lifted its 15/16 corn production forecast for Argentina by 500,000 tonnes, to 27.5 mmt and its forecast for Brazilian production by 200,000 tonnes to 82.5 mmt. 


USDA first crop conditions report of 16 was better than expected for wheat at 59% G-E vs. expectatio

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The class break-down showed hard wheat at 56% G&E with 8% P&VP. Soft wheat was 70% G&E with 5% P&VP. Texas wheat was rated 47% good to excellent vs. 48% last week, Kansas wheat 55% good to excellent vs. 56% last week.  Oklahoma 61% good to excellent vs. 63% last week.


U.S. corn states reflecting planting delays in some of the SE states - Louisiana & Mississippi corn

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

There is talk that we may switch 1 -2 million acres back to soybeans in the US corn soybean ratio above 2.50 encourages more soybean acres now back to 2.48. 


According to CFTC data Mar. 29, 16 managed money are the least bearish on corn since early Feb but t

Monday, April 4, 2016

Manged money are short corn at 108,433 off 46136 and are long soys at 75,450 +21,678


16 USDA March 1 Stocks & Planting Report very bearish corn 93.6 million acres, neutral/slightly bull

Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 Corn acres expected was 89.9, soys at 83 and all wheat at 51.7


2016 USDA March 1 Quarterly Grain Stocks corn 7.808, soys 1.531 and wheat 11.372 in line

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Corn stocks expected 7.80, soys 1.56 and wheat at 1.36


Canadian Chinese embassy reporting that China will delay its new import standards for CDN canola imp

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Canola futures +2% in 2 days 


Avg. est. for USDA Prospective Plantings report on Thursday March 31, 16 is for 89.9 million acres U

Monday, March 28, 2016

Corn is down 2 million, soys +400,00 and all wheat -2.9 million acres from 2015


Average estimates for the USDA Quarterly Stocks report Corn 7.801 billion bu.; Soybeans 1.556 billio

Monday, March 28, 2016

This compares to 7.750 billion in corn last year; Soybeans 1.327 billion last year; Wheat 1.140 billion last year


Canadian gov't reports a 5-yr C$47 bln stimulus package to lift GDP to 0.5% in 2016, 1% in 2017; ass

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Finance Minister said fundamental change in 
policy has to happen.


NOAA is reporting that Feb. was the hottest month in a 137 years of records & the 10th consecutive m

Friday, March 18, 2016



Informa reduced their 2016 US soybean acreage forecast to 84.0 million, down 1.2 million from prior

Friday, March 18, 2016

USDA March Planting Intentions Report scheduled to be released on March 31, 2016


Informa raised their 2016 US corn acreage forecast to 89.5 million, up 0.64 mil from prior projectio

Friday, March 18, 2016

USDA March 2016 Planting Intentions Report scheduled to be released on March 31, 2016


Commodity exposure soars 9-month high with 13% of 200 fund managers polled $500 billion still “under

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bearish sentiment has turned bullish as a risk on trade back on the table


US Federal Reserve kept the Fed Fund rates unchanged & if economic conditions unfold as expected exp

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Negative interest rates are not being discussed


• U.S. crop insurance looks to be set $3.86 per bushel in corn the lowest in 9 years and $8.85 in so

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

US farmer expected to grow 90 million acres of corn and 82.5 million acres of soybeans


WTI Crude Oil falls 4% as Iran spoils the party dampening hopes for an oil output freeze as they pla

Monday, March 14, 2016

Putting pressuring on the CDN $ down 0.5%


European shares surge +2-3%, gold and currebcies on a wildride as ECB pulls out all the stops in gro

Thursday, March 10, 2016

·         ECB decided in June of 2016 to launch 4 new targeted longer term financing operations (TLTRO), they will expand their purchases under the APP to 80 billion Euros, key deposit rate drops to -0.4% and key "refi" rate drops to 0.0% from 0.05%. ECB President Darghi lowered 2016 Euro GDP to +1.4% and 2017 GDP comes in at +1.7%.


June 2016 Hog Futures traded above $82/cwt old high $82.525/cwt on 07-07-15

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Did you know hog futures are the best performing commodity of 2016 up on average 6%


Bank of Canada leaves interest rates unchanged, business remains weak

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Downside risks still remain and growth curbed as long as oil prices remain low


16 USDA March WASDE Report a non-event neutral to slightly positive as global numbers less than expe

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

South American soybean production unchanged vs. last month Brazil at 100 mmt and Argentina at 58.5


USDA Outlook Forum projects 16/17 U.S. corn crop at 13.825 billion bu vs. 15/16 output at 13.601, en

Friday, February 26, 2016

Corn exports are projected at 1.70 billion bushels, ethanol usage at 5.22 feed usage at 6.60 billion bushels.


USDA Ag Outlook Forum projects 16/17 U.S. soybean crop at 3.810 billion bu, 15/16 3.930, so yield at

Friday, February 26, 2016

No big surprises soy ending stocks at 440 million bushels


USDA Ag Outlook Forum projects 16/17 U.S. all wheat ending stocks at 989 million bu, production at 1

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ending stocks remain too large


USDA Ag Outlook Forum projecting U.S. 16/17 corn yields at 168.4 bpa

Friday, February 26, 2016

Soybean ending stocks at 440 million bushels


USDA Ag Outlook Forum reporting U.S. 2016/17 average corn price forecast at $3.45/bu, soybean $8.50

Thursday, February 25, 2016

These are just guesses by the USDA.


USDA is reporting U.S. 16/17 soybean acres at 82.5 down 200,000 from 82.7 in 16, corn acres 90 milli

Thursday, February 25, 2016

USDA Ag Outlook Forum US acres in line with  pre report estimates


USDA AG Outlook Forum reporting 16 all wheat acres 51 million vs. 54.6 in 15 down 3.6 higher than 2.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Still not enough of a drop in acres to dent the 16/17 all wheat ending stocks, prices may need to drop further to stimulate deamnd and cut acres even further in 2017


USDA Ag Outlook Forum 16 all meat & poultry output forecast at 97.0 billion lbs, the most on record.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

USDA Ag Outlook Forum reporting 16 beef output forecast at 24.6 billion lbs, pork output forecast at 25.0 bln lbs.


USDA Ag Outlook Forum reporting US 2016 average price for Steers at $137.00/cwt, hog prices at $47.0

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Key will be demand in 2016 and weights


audi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi told executives on Tuesday at Houston conference that they are prepar

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Iran will be key as any shortfall in U.S. shale production with be offset by higher Iranian oil production in 2016


El Nino sends sugar to biggest 1 day gain since 1993 or 23 years +8.9% as supply may fall short of d

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Price of sugar could climb to 15-17 cents/pound


According to a Bloomberg survey, 2016 U.S. all wheat acres estimated at 52.374, corn at 89.6 and soy

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The corn to soybean ratio is suggesting more soybean acres at 2.28


AAFC forecasting 16/17 grains & oilseed ending stocks at 10.46 mmt down from 10.715, canola at 1.3 +

Friday, February 19, 2016

Of the total, wheat, barley, and flaxseed are all expected to see tighter stocks


OECD pegs16 global growth at 3.0% -0.3% & encouraging use of fiscal and pro-growth structural polici

Friday, February 19, 2016

2017 growth is seen at 3.3% which is below the long-term average at 3.75%. Europe is forecast at +1.4%, Japan at +0.8%, China at +6.5, India at +7.4%, Brazil at -4% and Canada at +1.4%, 2017 at +2.2%. Global PMI came in at a 13-month low of 52.5 in January the weakest since December of 2014. 


Oil prices pare gains after Iran meeting with Venezuela, Iraq & Qatar no agreement to cut oil, Iran

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Iran still wants to get to pre-sanction levels before they will decide to do anything.


Gold soars +3% to a 9 month high on U.S. interest rate outlook and flight to quality/risk aversion t

Thursday, February 11, 2016

3 gaps higher and light volume points to a potential top is near


US Climate Prediction forecasts transition to neutral conditions from El Nino likely to evolve late

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Others suggest a threat and scare from La Nina


New contract lows for nearby WTI Crude oil at $27.39 the February 2016 low was $16.19/barrel

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

OPEC report on Wednesday pegged January cartel production up 131,000 bpd to 32.3 million bpd.  The group in their report lowered 2016 worldwide demand growth by 10,000 bpd, 2016 demand growth is seen now at 94.2 million bpd.


Crop scout Dr. Cordonnier pegs 16 U.S. corn acres at 1-2 million more than 15 at 88 & U.S. soy even

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The corn to soybean ratio suggest more soybean acres at 2.27


U.S. Department of Agriculture's Toronto bureau pegs 16 Canadian wheat acres at 9.26 million hectare

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Down 340,000 a 5 year low n 2016


U.S. Department of Ag Toronto bureau pegs 16 CDN wheat production at 28.3 mmt +700,000

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Exports -500,000 to 20 mmt lowest since 11-12.


IEA report forecasting 16 oil demand growth forecast to 1.17 million barrels following a 5 year high

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

EA forecasting 16 OPEC January oil production at 32.63 million barrels per day +280,000 as both Iran & Suadi Arabia increased output


2016 USDA February WASDE Report slightly bearish vs. expectations but priced in

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

USDA forecasting 15/16 corn ending stocks at 1.837 billion bushels, soybeans at 450 and all wheat at 966 million bushels 


USDA forecasting 15/16 global soybean carryout at 80.4 mmt +1.5

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Higher Brazil forecast at 100 +0.5 and Argentina at 58.5 +1.6


USDA pegs 15/16 global corn carryout at 208.8 mmt, Brazil + +2.5 to 84 mmt

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Argentina at 27 +1.7 vs. last month at 25.3 mmt


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Canola futures trading below support at $470 find out what do do now and where prices are headed?


Avg. est. for 16 USDA Feb. crop report Tues. Feb. 9, 16 U.S. Ending Stocks Corn 1.809 vs. 1.802 in J

Thursday, February 4, 2016

This report is usually a non event and not a game changer


Avg. est. for 16 USDA Feb. crop report Tues. Feb. 9, 16 World Stocks Corn 208.2 vs. 208.9 in Jan.; S

Thursday, February 4, 2016

US and global stocks remain adequate short-term and will continue to place caps on any rallies


Informa forecasting Brazil soybean production at 100.5 mmt (previous 101.4), Argentine soybean crop

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Informa forecasting Argentine corn production at 26.0 mmt (previous 22.0) mln), Brazil at 81.6 vs. previous at 81.3 mmt.


Stats Canada expected to report stockpiles data tomorrow and to show all wheat stocks at 21.8 mmt do

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Stats Canada expected to report tomorrow stockpiles data to show canola stocks as of Dec 31 at 11.5 mmt compared to the 12.61 mmt last year


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CDN $ traded to new 8 weeks highs 


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Do you want to know if its time to book your 2016 fertilizer inputs? Sign up now for an 8-week free no obligation email marketing program 


OPEC Delegates say no plan for meeting in Feb. after Russia floats talks as they test the waters, cr

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Russia needs the revenue so meeting is most unlikley


2016 June Lean Hog futures trade at $80/cwt with the old high at $82.525/cwt on 07/07/2015

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The momentum in hogs continues despite weak outside amrkets


US Climate Prediction Center estimates the likelihood of La Nina in US corn belt June-Aug. 22%, July

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Societe Generale has it at 89% in the next 12 months but it could happen in 3 


Informa Economics forecasting 2016 US Corn planting acreage at 88.869 mln acres (prior 88.93 mln), 1

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 US corn to soybean ratio is suggesting more soy acres at 2.28 similar to 2015


WTI Crude Oil trading below $30 as IRAN is planning on 1.1 million barrels per day vs. expectations

Friday, January 15, 2016

Look for crude oil to Test $20 and the CDN $ to test $0.67


2016 USDA January 15 Final Production report, Quarterly Grain Stocks & 16 Wheat Seedings Report frie

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

USDA reports could be a game changer near-term


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from our team to yours!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Make it a safe one!


WTI Crude Oil trades to new contract lows now down 16% just in the Month of Dec. 15 & is only $2.24/

Friday, December 18, 2015

the re-balancing is far from over as U.S. rig count and exploration and production guidance are too high to achieve the required supply decline in 2016. Global demand remains depressed as we head into 2016. 


Informa Economics forecasting 2016 U.S. corn planting acreage at 88.93 million acres (previous 90.1

Thursday, December 17, 2015

This news a little friendly futures today


A combination of a higher US $ Index +1% & lower WTI crude oil futures sending the CDN $ to trade be

Thursday, December 17, 2015

CDN $ could move even lower by years end as funds continue to sell


Breaking News Argentina just announced a devaluation of their currency but with no limits bearish ma

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Argentina announcement on Peso currency worse than expected


Breaking News: US Fed raises interest rates from 1-25 and will gradually increase overtime as expect

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This news is negative for commodities with a 5-10% decline in prices overtime according to history.


The newly sworn in Argentine President Marci announced he's eliminated corn & wheat export taxes &

Monday, December 14, 2015

Grain markets trading higher in light of the news.


USDA data for prevent plantings shows as of December 1, 2015 US farmers had 2.367 mln acres of corn

Monday, December 14, 2015

No breaking news 


Updated USDA ag long term baseline projections 2025 shows 16/17 corn acres 90.5 million, ending stoc

Monday, December 14, 2015

Slight changes from the February 2015 report. 


WTI crude oil breaks to new 7 year lows below $36/barrel as the EIA warns that global oil growth dem

Friday, December 11, 2015

OPEC contradicts EIA and says that non-OPEC oil is expected to contract in 2016 by 380,000 to 57.14 mb/day and said that global demand growth for oil would rise by 1.53 million barrels per day to 92.88. 


CDN $ trades to new contract lows below $0.73 for the first time since 2004 on new 7 year lows on cr

Friday, December 11, 2015

Lower CDN $ means better livestock prices and basis on grains


China has purchased as much as 100-150 million pounds of U.S. hams for Q1 of 2016 roughly 5 -7 days

Friday, December 11, 2015

The question is there more to come?


Wallstreet Journal Poll of economists ahead of next week's 2 day FOMC policy meeting shows 97% expec

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Higher US interest rates could see the US $ Index lower


2015 USDA December WASDE Report

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

U.S. corn ending stocks at 1.785 billion vs. expected at 1.767, soybeans 465 vs. 462 expected and all wheat 911 million bushels vs. expected at 917


Nearby WTI crude oil futures trade to near new 7 year lows at U.S. $36.64/barrel

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Amid fears that the world will run out of storage capacity.


WTO authorizes Canada & Mexico to impose more than $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Senate has until Dec. 18th to repeal cool as the House has already done so.


2016 July and November Canola futures hit $500/mt high not seem since July of 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Higher crush and exports could offset high production futures moving higher to ration demand


Year to date Chinese soybean imports total a new record high 72.5 mmt +15.4% from the same period in

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Some analysts looking for China to hit a new record high of 80 mmt in 2015/16 marketing year


OPEC has decided to leave its crude oil output unchanged at 31.5 million barrels per day

Friday, December 4, 2015

Crude oil trading below support at $40/barrel and to new contract lows


According to Stats Canada the avg increase in corn jumped from 160.9 pba in 14 to 170.6 bpa acre in

Friday, December 4, 2015

Wow new all time record highs in Ontario corn yields! 


According to Stats Canada, avg. canola yield jumped from 35.1 bpa in 14 to 38.0 bpa in 15, the 2nd h

Friday, December 4, 2015

Canola yields second highest ever!


USDA WASDE pre-report US ending stock est. for Dec. 9, 15 are corn 1.768 vs. 1.760 in Nov., soys 462

Friday, December 4, 2015

This report expected to be a non event.


USDA WASDE Dec. Pre-Report global ending stocks est. for 15/16 all wheat 226.4 mmt Nov 227.3, corn 2

Friday, December 4, 2015

Global ending stocks for USDA Dec. report remain large


The U.S. EPA has set ethanol requirements for 2016 at 14.5 billion gallons

Monday, November 30, 2015

Higher than expectations at 14.0 billion gallons.


The total renewable fuels requirement was set at 18.11 billion gallons. Biodiesel was set at 1.9 bil

Monday, November 30, 2015

Corn ethanol set at 14.6 billion gallons for 2016.


AAFC confirms lower 15/16 canola ending stocks on stronger world demand to 1.1 mmt down 600,00 from

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Good news near-term futures will need to move higher to ration deamnd


New Peterson Farm Brothers: Farmers Feed The World Music Parody Video.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monsanto says it expects corn prices to rise in the year ahead to ....

Thursday, November 19, 2015

$4.50/bushel within 8 - 12 months


Goldman Sachs remains bearish on livestock futures forecasting a further 9.5% drop in next 12 months

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Target of $120/cwt on live cattle futures 


2015 Dec. soybean meal making new contract lows today below June 15 lows & trading at its lowest val

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lower soybean values weighing


WTI crude oil futures trade below $40/barrel not seen since August of 2015 on continued global oil g

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lower crude oil prices also weighing on the CDN $


Informa Economics forecasting 2016 US Corn planting acreage at 90.1 mln acres (previous 90.8 mln)

Friday, November 13, 2015

2016 US Soybean planting acreage at 85.3 mln acres (previous 83.9 mln). 2016 US Winter Wheat planting acreage at 38.7 mln acres.


USDA FSA 2015 November Soybean Prevent Plant Acreage: 2.231 mln acres compared to October 2.227 mln

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 2015 Corn Prevent Plant Acreage: 2.366 mln acres compared to October 2015 2.362 mln acres, November 2015 Wheat Prevent Plant Acreage: 0.697 mln acres compared to October 2015 0.697 mln acres. Risk Management salutes all U.S./CDN veterans for their sacrifices to make our

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You, Veterans!


October was the 4th warmest on record for the lower 48 U.S. states

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

8 Western US Western States have seen the warmest year on record thru October in 120 years. 


Did you know that there are 11 U.S. states with new record corn yields in 2015 and 10 U.S. states wi

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Minnesota's soybean yield in 2015 hit a record high of 50, Iowa hit 56 +3.5 vs. last year, Minnesota's corn yield +10 to a new record at 187 bpa, Iowa +7 and Iowa +11


2015 USDA November WASDE Report Bearish wheat, corn and soys

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

USDA reports a new record high yield on soys at 48.3 and corn at 169.3 bpa.


2015 November USDA crop report corn, soybean and wheat ending stocks higher than expected

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Corn ending stocks 1.760 vs. expectations for 1.59, soybeans at 465 vs. expectations for 435 and wheat at 911 vs. expectations for 861 million bushels Risk Management is looking for a New Commodity Research Analyst

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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China cuts interest rates for the 6th time this year, which sent the dollar higher, by 0.6% against a basket of currencies.

Friday, October 23, 2015

It also sent the Dow up 138 points to close  at 17546 3 month high.


USDA crop progress report for Oct. 18, 15 shows US corn crop 59% harvested inline with expectations at 57 - 60%

Monday, October 19, 2015

US corn crop conditions remained unchnaged


USDA Crop Progress Report for Oct. 18, 15 shows US soybean harvest 77% complete in-line with market expectations for 77-82%

Monday, October 19, 2015

USDA has suspended reporting US crop conditions on soybeans


Chinese 3rd quarter GDP +6.9% (slowest since March of 2009) which beat expectations for +6.8% but confirmed slowing growth

Monday, October 19, 2015

Outside markets are down slightly on the news and crude is also lower on increased demand concerns


Breaking News Informa Economics forecasting 2016 US Corn planting acreage at 90.8 million acres (previous 90.73) vs. 2015 at 88.4

Friday, October 16, 2015

2016 corn acres slightly higher than 2014


Breaking News Informa Economics forecasting 2016 US soybean planting acreage at 83.9 mln acres (previous 84.24) vs. 2015 at 83.2

Friday, October 16, 2015

2016 US soybean acres slightly higher than 2014 according to Informa


Breaking News Informa Economics forecasting 2016 US All wheat planting acreage at 54.0 mln acres (previous 54.74 mln) vs. 2015 at 54.6

Friday, October 16, 2015

2016 US all wheat acres slightly lower than 2015 Risk Management Seeking a Sales Associate

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U.S. 2nd Quarter GDP revised to +3.9 vs. expected at +3.7%

Friday, September 25, 2015

On better spending and construction Dow +207 points


USDA Crop Progress Report surprises with a +2% to 63% soybean good-excellent rating increase

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The USDA Crop Progress Report for September 20th, 2015 showed a 2% increase to 63% good-excellent soybean rating a surprise vs. market expectations for a 1% drop, harvest is 7% complete vs. expectations for 3-5% but inline with the average.


USDA leaves U.S. corn crop conditions unchanged at 68% G-E

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In the latest USDA Crop Progress Report U.S. corn crop conditions were left unchanged at 68% G-E vs. market expectations for a 1 -2% drop


USDA 15 September WASDE report bullish corm, bearish wheat and soybeans

Saturday, September 12, 2015

USDA lowered corn yields by 1.3 bpa on corn to 167.5 vs. last month at 168.8 and this was enough to get the bulls excited as ending stocks dropped to 1.592 vs. last month at 1.713 down 121 bushels. It looks like at the close the wheat and soybeans markets may also have baked in this bearish news.


Avg. Analyst estimate for 2015 Sept. USDA crop report on corn yields at 166.5 bpa and soys at 46.1 bpa

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

According to Bloomberg the average analyst estimate for Fridays USDA September crop report is for corn 15/16 yields at 166.5 bpa -2.3 from August and soybean yields at 46.1 -0.8 bpa from August as well. 


#pftour15 final results from Ohio average pod count 1,125.26

Monday, August 17, 2015

2015 Pro Farmer Crop Tour final results from Ohio on Monday show Ohio's average pod count in 3 by 3 square to be

 1,125.26, sampling 92, over 5 districts vs. the 3-year average of 1,219.92.


MDA Weather Crop Tour estimates Illinois corn yield at 176.6 bpa

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MDA Weather Crop Tour estimates average corn yield in Central and Northern Illinois at 176.6 bpa down 11% from 2014 record average at 199.4 bpa!


Corn $3.732 +.054, Soybeans $9.902 +.072, Chicago Wheat $4.964 +.002, Canola $498.7 +5.4