Market Commentary

Weekly Crop Commentary - 8/14/20

Aug 14, 2025

The grain markets experienced the heaviest volume for the year on Thursday, post the latest numbers from the USDA. Corn prices rose from life of contract lows posting an 11-cent gain on the day, while soybeans rallied 16 cents higher for the session. The latest crop report...

Weekly Crop Commentary - 9/18/20

Sep 18, 2020

Commodity markets continue to trade higher this week as we have additional daily export trades being announced. Soybeans lead the way with total bookings into the new crop year at a record 1.188 billion bushels which are already 56% of the US...

Weekly Crop Commentary - 9-11-2020

Sep 11, 2020

The USDA released its most recent update today for the 2020-21 crop year and the biggest surprise is that the government numbers came in line with most, if not all trade expectations:

Weekly Crop Commentary - 9-4-2020

Sep 04, 2020

Welcome to Labor Day Weekend and the unofficial end of summer. A little about this holiday that most of us have probably never considered. Labor Day was officially signed into law by PresidentGrover Cleveland on June 28, 1894. However...

Weekly Crop Commentary - 8/28/20

Aug 28, 2020

The commodity markets have experienced one of their most impressive weeks this year. As of Friday morning, corn futures on the week are up fifteen cents and soybeans up forty cents per bushel.

Weekly Crop Commentary - 8/7/20

Aug 07, 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to August.  I don’t know about you, but the few days of fall-like weather sure was refreshing...

Weekly Crop Commentary - 7/31/20

Jul 31, 2020

Happy Friday and then end of July 2020. The weekly crop ratings have improved over the past two weeks for much of the country. US corn and soybeans are rated at 72% in the good to excellent category...

Weekly Crop Commentary - 7/17/20

Jul 17, 2020

Grain markets this week started out with price potential based on Monday’s crop condition update with corn losing 2% in the good-to-excellent rating and soybeans dropping 3%...

Weekly Crop Commentary - 7/10/20

Jul 10, 2020

The weekly crop progress report showed a reduction in the good-to-excellent category in Ohio and Michigan of 10% driven by the hot dry weather over the past week...

Weekly Crop Commentary - 7/2/20

Jul 02, 2020

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