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Wheat Prices Approaching Recession Lows.  $

Wheat prices are approaching 2009 lows based on a positive outlook for weather conditions (which are favorable for output) in the US and in key production nations ranging from Russia…

Wheat Shipments to Hit a 44 Year Low! $

Wheat Shipments to Hit a 44 Year Low!  $

Wow, we saw this in the Wall Street Journal. Wheat export shipments are expected to hit a 44 year low this year.  A combination of an unusually strong dollar and…

US Corn May Drop in Price. $

US Corn May Drop in Price.   $

Following a pretty good harvest year for corn, it might not be surprising that corn prices would fall further. But, it might be actions by Japan and few other traditional…

Brazilian Real Being Watched by Farmers. $

Brazilian Real Being Watched by Farmers.   $

Some of you that know us well laugh at us because you know we listen to the farm report each day. There’s a surprising amount of great information about the…

World Food Prices Plummet – Not Helping Consumer Spending. $

World Food Prices Plummet – Not Helping Consumer Spending.   $

This isn’t exactly a raw material story, but it does have a significant impact on what happens to commodity prices. The FAO under the United Nations publishes its World Food…

US Dollar Killing Grain Exports. $

Analysts who watch commodities are calling it a “selloff”. Commodities across the entire spectrum have experienced a sharp selloff – resulting in key commodities indexes visiting 13-year lows.   A…

Ag Commodities Getting Crushed.

Ag Commodities Getting Crushed.

It’s early in the year, but agricultural commodities are getting crushed as oversupply and weaker global demand start to weigh on prices. The S&P GSCI Indices show us the last…

Should Keep an Eye on Corn. $

Corn plantings were estimated higher than expected, which impacted corn futures today. The USDA said that farmers would plant a five year low level of corn at 89.2 million acres.…

Pork Prices Continue to Stay Lower.

Pork prices have moved from 4 year highs to 4 year lows in just about six months. Viruses early last year killed millions of small pigs, which pushed prices to…

A Crop Report – For the Rest of Us. $

You know that farmers and Ag specialists watch the Ag report with regularity. We don’t, as a general rule, report it every month. But, there is a way that the…

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