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    Oct 31, 2012
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Aug 9, 2012
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    Corn Crop Woes Take A Toll On Cattle 1

    At the start of 2012, most in the U.S. beef industry were thinking that this was the year that expansion would begin in earnest. Instead, this season’s disastrous crop prospects have many thinking that maybe it’s time to collect on land appreciation and get out of the business....More
  • Aug 6, 2012
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    Get The Most Of Your Corn Crop

    I’m counting my blessings, as we got a sprinkle of rain last week. Even though it was hardly enough to get the ground wet, I will take any moisture we can get in this epic drought that is impacting 56% of the nation....More
  • Jul 5, 2012
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    The Corn Rally Is On

    With little rain in the forecast for the eastern Corn Belt and temps over 100° F, there’s significant concern of yield losses. Already, some private forecasts are indicating they expect corn yields for 2012-13 to be in the low 150 bu./acre, the CME Group reports....More

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