News & Publications

News & Publications

July 16, 2024 | Brian Basting, Commodity Research Analyst

How Low Will Soybeans Go?

How Low Will Soybeans Go?

Last week, we discussed uncertainty in the corn market amid concerns about corn silking, pollination, and weather. This week, we turn our attention to the developing soybean crop and the …

July 15, 2024 | Hoosier Ag Today with Brian Basting

USDA Raises Corn Production, Lowers Corn Stocks in July WASDE Report

USDA Raises Corn Production, Lowers Corn Stocks in July WASDE Report

In its July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, USDA says the 2024-2025 corn outlook calls for larger supplies, greater domestic use and exports, and lower ending stocks. Corn …

July 9, 2024 | Brian Basting, Commodity Research Analyst

Is your corn pollinated?

Is your corn pollinated?

Corn pollination in the Midwest is underway and will accelerate throughout the month of July. This time is characterized by the most significant amount of uncertainty in the corn market, …

July 2, 2024 | Brett Mapel, Ag Risk Management Advisor

Will Corn and Soybean Acreage Drop?

Will Corn and Soybean Acreage Drop?

Ag Marketing IQ: The June 28 USDA report fizzled, but historically expected drops in acreage and weather, global demand and elections could still spark a rally in 2024/25 grain markets. In …

June 25, 2024 | Brian Basting, Commodity Research Analyst

Which way will the grain market bounce?

Which way will the grain market bounce?

Ag Marketing IQ: Uncertainty likely to drive corn and soybean prices way up or down following the June 28 USDA Acreage and Grain Stocks reports. As we approach a pivotal moment …

June 18, 2024 | Brian Basting, Commodity Research Analyst

Plan for Grain Market Volatility

Plan for Grain Market Volatility

Price volatility in the new-crop corn market has surged lately, driven by uncertainty surrounding U.S. production levels. As the market becomes more unpredictable, implementing an effective risk management plan becomes …

June 13, 2024 | Brady Huck, Ag Risk Management Advisor

Swing Wide Sweet Wheat

Swing Wide Sweet Wheat

Ag Marketing IQ: Few take the harvest home when wheat prices hit the top. The long-term winning game lies in defining risk and evaluating the cost of ownership. After being the …

June 4, 2024 | César Cruz, Director of Research

How much of Brazil’s grain production washed away?

How much of Brazil’s grain production washed away?

Unprecedented rains affected Rio Grande do Sul (RS), the southernmost state in Brazil, in April and May, and have already caused losses in 96% of the municipalities in the state (475 …

May 29, 2024 | JJ Keske, Ag Risk Management Advisor

Grain markets don’t close for planting

Grain markets don’t close for planting

This planting season has not been easy on many. April was wet across the Corn Belt, not allowing farmers to plant the crop as early as they preferred. Weather delays …

May 25, 2024 | Jared White, Brownfield Ag

South American Production Questions Linger

South American Production Questions Linger

Brian Basting, with Advance Trading in Bloomington, Illinois, says Argentina’s corn crop is having issues. “Corn Leaf Hopper is transmitting this corn stunt disease, and that’s really hit the corn.” …