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Weather concerns, import talks driving markets

While the recent wet weather might have moved the corn and soybean markets up from a bearish tone, it might take more weather concerns to move to a bullish tone.

July 01, 2015 9:32 am(0)

Producers profit on lower breakeven prices

Iowa hog producers were profitable for the third time this year in May.

June 24, 2015 10:45 am(0)

Wet weather: short-term bounce or bigger limiting factor?

The wet weather across the Midwest is starting to seep into the bean and corn futures markets.

June 24, 2015 10:15 am(0)

Strong domestic meat demand, exports mixed

Pork exports increased in April, the first time any month has been higher than year-ago figures since June 2014. Scott Brown, Extension ag economist at the University of Missouri, says U.S. exports in April were up 10.9 percent from a year ago. The increase is due mainly to larger shipments …

June 10, 2015 2:15 pm(0)

June critical for crop development and markets

The commodity markets are entering into a critical time period.

June 10, 2015 2:15 pm(0)

U.S. conditions, Brazil supply put pressure on prices

The perception that this year’s corn and soybean crops are off to a good start is keeping pressure on prices.

June 03, 2015 1:15 pm(0)

Rains have producers holding back cattle

Improved pasture conditions in the Southern Plains have feedlots in the Midwest and other parts of the country scrambling for cattle.

June 03, 2015 1:00 pm(0)

Farmers focus on weather, anecdotes in markets

Talk about corn or soybean prices needs to start with one basic fact right now, according to Karl Setzer, a market analyst for MaxYield Cooperative: We are in a full-blown weather market.

May 28, 2015 4:31 pm(0)

Without Congress, COOL ruling will affect trade

Last week’s ruling by the World Trade Organization regarding the U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) could result in retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico.

May 28, 2015 1:18 pm(0)