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  • corn prices likely will drop
    Sep 20, 2013

    Cattle, Corn Market Truisms Are…Well, True 4

    The cattle market and the corn market will always win out in the end when it comes to market truisms. That holds true even when an artificial market driver like subsidized ethanol enters in....More
  • trends in cow-calf production in past 50 years
    Sep 4, 2013

    Beef Cow Production Will Continue To Shift Out Of The Corn Belt 5

    A 50-year review of several key economic indicators in five representative years of roughly 10-year increments provides some interesting insights into the beef industry’s future....More
  • record corn prices will result after bin busting year
    Aug 22, 2013

    2013 Bin-Busting Corn Crop Will Bring Some Relief 3

    Cheaper corn will certainly help calf prices, but the greatest price support is still expected to come from the supply side....More
  • 2013 corn prices
    Jul 25, 2013

    Spotty Weather Makes For Varied Corn Prospects

    We have projections of $4/bu. corn at the same time as record basis. It appears the crop will be big, but the question is how big? We may not know the answer to that question until later than is typical, as the crop is behind in its development compared to recent years....More
  • corn planting
    May 2, 2013

    Not Time To Panic About Corn Planting – Yet!

    Markets are driven by fear and greed, and ag markets of late have been characterized by extreme volatility that seems completely removed from the fundamentals. But ultimately, the markets are doing a tremendous job of price discovery. So don’t panic....More
  • Dec 5, 2012

    $4 Corn vs. $9 Corn: Which Will Win Out In 2013?

    Corn and soybean farmers were enjoying record-high prices until a few weeks ago. Once harvest began, some of the sizzle went out of the market. Dr. Chad Hart discussed the changing fundamentals in the grain markets at Iowa State University’s Integrated Crop Management Conference. While the markets have softened, they still offer an opportunity for growers to price their 2013 crops at a profitable level, according to Hart....More
  • combine corn harvest in field
    Oct 31, 2012

    Let’s Speculate On Corn Prices 8

    In my area of eastern South Dakota, the corn and bean harvests are pretty much completed. Combines have been greased and cleaned and tucked away for the winter, and corn piles are being put to use as weaned calves belly up to the feedbunk. Without a doubt, the drought impacted corn yields across the country. Some growers are only harvesting crop insurance checks this year, while others had record-high yields, resulting in what is expected to be the third largest corn crop in U.S. history....More

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