Bean buyers bet against farmer storage

As harvest picks up, basis harvest pressure is hitting the bean market.

October 07, 2015 10:05 am(0)

Harvest outlook puts downward pressure on beans

While many analysts were waiting to see the numbers in this past week’s USDA report, the fact remains no matter what the USDA says about this year’s harvest, the outlook for grain prices isn’t a rosy one.

September 30, 2015 9:45 am(0)

Cold storage numbers continue climb: USDA

Hog numbers are up, but farrowing intentions are down, according to last week’s USDA Hogs and Pigs Report. The survey indicated a 1.1 percent increase in the breeding herd from a year ago. That figure was about a point higher than pre-report estimates, said Ron Plain, Extension livestock mar…

September 30, 2015 9:45 am(0)

Feedlots behind after summer slaughter reduction

While an initial glance at last week’s USDA Cattle on Feed Report might produce a bullish analysis, further study yields a few questions. The report indicated the numbers in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or more was up 2.7 percent from a year ago, with just under 9.9 million head in…

September 23, 2015 3:15 pm(0)

‘Sell the bounces’ as harvest pressure starts

As combines start to roll in the Midwest, corn and bean prices will start to feel harvest pressure.

September 23, 2015 3:03 pm(0)

Meat production forecast up slightly from 2015

USDA lowered its 2015 meat production estimates in last week’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

September 16, 2015 10:25 am(0)

Numbers show lingering doubts about corn

The Sept. 11 USDA crop report was a mixed bag for farmers.

September 16, 2015 10:15 am(0)

Canadian, U.S. beef move in opposite directions

While the U.S. cow herd continues to show signs of robust growth, it is a different story north of the border. Canada’s report in July indicated the herd was down over 2 percent from a year ago, calvings were down 3.4 percent from a year ago, while heifer numbers fell just under 1 percent.

September 09, 2015 11:08 am(0)

Prices should hit lows with big crop

Harvest is getting nearer, and this is going to be a relatively large crop.

September 09, 2015 11:04 am(0)