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  • 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
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    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
  • Sep 28, 2012

    Here Comes The Brazilian Corn 1

    The U.S. is the world’s greatest producer and exporter of corn. So it was big news this week when Reuters reported the U.S. purchase of 750,000 metric tons of corn from Brazil....More
  • Aug 31, 2012

    Corn Crop Continues To Jangle Industry Nerves 1

    Because of the widespread nature of this summer’s drought, the implications for the U.S. beef industry go far beyond the effect that corn will have on calf prices this fall. Of course, the difference between $8/bu. and $10/bu. corn is monumental in the short term, but the greatest impact for the cattle industry is likely to be in the long term....More

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