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Corn Under Pressure as Ethanol Demand Faces Serious Concerns

CORN traders will be positioning ahead of tomorrow’s USDA report. Most inside the trade are thinking corn ending stocks move higher as ethanol demand faces serious concerns. POET made a formal announcement that it will idle production at three plants and will delay the opening of a new plant. Collectively the cutbacks are thought to …

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Life is Good!

I constantly hear my friends and others talking about how bad things have become. They talk about more shootings, more violent crimes, less religion, etc…, but these arguments are not backed by facts or figures. They are mostly just strong hunches and hearsay. Believe it or not, violent crimes are much lower than in years past. Faith is continual on the rise as 84% …

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Is $10 Corn a Possibility??

I see at minimum -10 million unplanted corn acres and perhaps much more. I also have a very hard time fully grasping potential yield loss on all of the re-plant and late-planted acres. Recently on the June WASDE, the U.S. planted acreage estimate was lowered by -3 million to 89.8 million. The U.S. average yield …

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The Secret To Improving Your Grain Marketing… and Everything Else!

The Secret To Improving Your Grain Marketing… and Everything Else! As I travel around the country speaking to producers and ag professionals, I’m constantly being asked by individuals how they can improve their overall marketing skills? I’ve thought about this question for years and my conclusion remains the same… Simply think of the successes of …

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