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Weekly Outlook

Weekly Outlook is issued each Monday and addresses current and prospective developments in crop and livestock markets.

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May 11 Review of Export Progress for Corn, Ethanol, and Distillers Grains 84K
May 4 Beef Industry Travelling to a Different Drummer This Year 84K
April 27 Corn Market Expects Large Supply and Weak Demand 84K
April 20 Will Soybean Consumption Reach the USDA Projection? 84K
April 13 Could the Corn Carryout Really Reach Two Billion Bushels? 84K
April 6 More Hogs than Expected, Mystery Continues 84K
March 31 USDA Stocks and Acreage Estimates Smaller than Expected for Soybeans and Larger than Expected for Corn 84K
March 23 March 1 Soybean Stocks Estimate to Be Overshadowed by Planting Intentions? 84K
March 16 Implications of March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate 84K
March 9 China Is the Key to Sorghum Plantings in 2015 84K
February 23 Projected Soybean Plantings Are Surprisingly Low 84K
February 16 U.S. Soybean Production Prospects for 2015 84K
February 9 Balance Sheet Projections for the 2015-16 Corn Marketing Year 84K
February 2 Beef Expansion Is Underway 84K
January 26 Reviewing the Pace of Corn and Soybean Exports 84K
January 20 Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports 84K
January 12 USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices 85K
January 5 More Pork Is on the Way 85K
December 15 Corn Price Strength Continues 87K
December 8 How Will the December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted? 85K
December 1 Monthly Review of Corn Consumption 110K
November 24 Hog and Pork Prices Return to Reality 86K
November 17 Corn and Soybean Acreage Questions Persist 86K
November 10 USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises, Particularly for Corn 87K
November 3 A Mixed Pace of Corn and Soybean Consumption 84K
October 27 Record Cattle Prices, Again and Again 85K
October 20 Crop Storage Issues May Be Less Severe Than Anticipated 84K
October 13 How Many Acres of Corn Are Needed in 2015? 33K
October 6 Big Year for Ethanol 84K
September 29 More Pork Please! More Quickly 33K
September 22 Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption 87K
September 15 Update on Corn and Soybean Acreage 86K
September 8 September 1 Corn Stocks Estimate - Does It Matter? 85K
September 2 Rebuilding U.S. Animal Industries 87K
August 25 Looking for a Corn Consumption Response 87K
August 18 Corn and Soybean Acreage 86K
August 11 Prospects for Corn Consumption 86K
August 4 Where Will Beef Cows Expand? 87K
July 28 Storing the 2014 Corn Crop 33K
July 21 Corn Price Premiums Continue to Fade 32K
July 14 How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies? 33K
July 7 Pork: USDA Reports Help Brighten Outlook 33K
June 30 Large Corn and Soybean Stocks and Large Crop Potential 87K
June 23 Anticipating the Soybean Stocks and Acreage Estimates 32K
June 16 Potential for U.S. Average Corn and Soybean Yields 85K
June 9 Importance of Month-End USDA Reports for Corn 32K
June 2 Hog Prices Take Big Drop: What’s Next? 33K
May 27 Planted Acres - Did the Market Get It Right? 33K
May 19 Corn Prices on the Defensive 87K
May 12 Second Guessing USDA Projections for Corn 87K
May 5 How Did Cattle Prices Get So High? 32K
April 28 Concerns about Corn Planting Progress 32K
April 21 How Many Acres of Soybeans Are Needed? 32K
April 14 Corn Consumption Continues to Exceed Projections 33K
April 7 Pork: PEDv Losses Not As Large As Expected 36K
March 31 USDA Estimates Reasonably Close to Expectations 31K
March 24 Reports Continue to Support Corn and Soybean Prices 33K
March 17 Anticipating the March 1 Soybean Stocks Estimate 32K
March 10 Calculations for March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate 85K
March 3 Hog Prices Take Off, Probably Due to PED-V 33K
February 24 Potential Growth in Corn Used for Ethanol Production 33K
February 17 Who's Right about Corn Prices? 212K
February 10 Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Export Projections Increased 26K
February 3 Beef Cattle Industry Just Beginning Transition to Expansion 26K
January 27 A Slower Pace of Soybean Consumption Is Needed 26K
January 21 Comparing NASS and FSA Planted Acreage Data 26K
January 13 Corn Consumption Exceeds Expectations, Now What? 26K
January 6 Pork Industry Starts Modest Expansion 26K
December 16 Will China Cancel Some Soybean Purchases? 26K
December 9 Will Corn Prices Really Be Higher Next Year? 26K
December 2 Why is Anticipating Feed and Residual Use of Corn So Difficult? 26K
November 25 Corn Market Functioning As Needed? 26K
November 18 Hogs Provide Near $7 per Bushel Corn Value 26K
November 11 Corn Used for Ethanol Production 26K
November 4 Strong Pace of Corn and Soybean Exports 26K
October 28 Prospects for a Rebound in Corn Prices 26K
October 21 Cattle Prices Continue to Rise 26K
October 14 Corn Prices Pressured by Both Supply and Demand Factors 26K
October 7 Crop Acreage in 2014 26K
September 30 What's Causing Low Hog Supplies? 26K
September 23 Potential Changes in Corn and Soybean Acreage Estimates 26K
September 16 Corn and Soybean Production—Some Unfinished Business 26K
September 9 Looking Ahead to the September 1 Corn Stocks Estimate 26K
September 3 Another Year of Rationing For Corn or Soybeans? 26K
August 26 Hog Outlook Turns Less Optimistic 26K
August 19 A Large Number of Late Season Corn Market Factors 26K
August 12 Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Smaller Than Expected 26K
August 5 Short Corn Crop, Long Price Tail — Are We There Yet? 26K
July 29 Demand Prospects for Old Crop and New Crop Soybeans 26K
July 22 Beef Industry About to Make a Slow Turn 26K
July 15 Corn and Soybean Production Prospects Continue to Evolve 26K
July 8 Pork Producers Can See the Promised Land 26K
July 1 Corn and Soybean Market Prospects Following USDA Reports 26K
June 24 Have Small U.S. Soybean Supplies Finally Been Rationed? 26K
June 17 Anticipating the USDA June Stocks and Acreage Reports 26K
June 10 Difficult to Anticipate Corn Production 26K
June 3 Hog Profits Return but Delayed Planting Keeps Producers Wary 26K
May 28 Focus Shifts to Soybean Planting Progress 26K
May 20 Corn and Soybean Prices Continue to Retrace 2012 Drought Rally 26K
May 13 Market Size for Us Corn and Soybeans 26K
May 6 A Mixed Rate of Corn Consumption, But Does It Matter? 26K
April 29 How Large Does The Corn Crop Need To Be? 26K
April 22 Will Weak Cattle Prices Continue? 26K
April 15 Early Season Corn Production Concerns 26K
April 8 Hog Profits May Still Return with Lower Feed Prices 26K
April 1 Another Surprising Corn Stocks Estimate 26K
March 25 2013 Corn and Soybean Acreage and Yield Prospects 26K
March 18 Mid-Year Soybean Stocks 26K
March 11 Anticipating the USDA's March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate 26K
March 4 Spring Pork Price Recovery Threatened 26K
February 25 A Review of the USDA's 2013-14 Projections for Corn and Soybeans 26K
February 18 Soybean Price Prospects - Near Term and Long Term 26K
February 11 Evaluating Corn and Soybean Consumption Projections 26K
February 4 Where Have All the Beef Cows Gone? 26K
January 28 Update on Corn Consumption 26K
January 22 Early Focus on the Prospective Size of the 2013 U.S. Corn Crop 26K
January 14 USDA Reports Provide Some Price Direction 26K
January 7 Pork Profits on the Horizon 26K
December 17 Difficult to Anticipate December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate 26K
December 10 Will Corn and Soybean Prices Return to Pre-Drought Levels? 26K
December 3 Continued Support for Corn Prices 26K
November 26 Focus on Soybean Oil 26K
November 19 Pork Producers Did Not Panic 26K
November 12 Corn and Soybean Prices Following Short-Crop Pattern 26K
November 5 Which Way for Soybean Prices? 26K
October 29 Monitoring Corn Consumption 26K
October 22 Cattle Prices Will Continue to Rise 26K
October 15 Beyond the October Production Forecasts for Corn and Soybeans 26K
October 8 Corn and Soybean Prices Searching for Support 26K
October 1 Large Losses Still Loom for Pork Industry 26K
Septemer 24 Soybean Prices Tumble, but There are Some Positive Developments 26K
Septemer 17 Early Corn Harvest and September 1 Stocks 26K
Septemer 10 Renewed Focus on U.S. Crop Exports 26K
Septemer 4 Questions About Corn Acreage 26K
August 27 Pork Industry Faces Record Losses 26K
August 20 Rationing the 2012 U.S. Soybean Crop 26K
August 13 Corn and Soybean Forecasts, What’s Next? 26K
August 6 Drought and the Cattle Industry 26K
July 30 Anticipating the Size of the 2012 Corn and Soybean Crops 26K
July 23 Are Soybean Prices High Enough? 26K
July 16 Expected Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans 26K
July 9 Pork Industry Faces Financial Disaster? 26K
July 2 Considerable Uncertainty About Both Corn Supply and Demand 26K
June 25 Soybean Fundamentals Remain Strong 26K
June 18 Anticipating the Estimates of June 1 Stocks of Corn and Soybeans 26K
June 11 Update on Export Progress 26K
June 4 Soybean Price Roller Coaster 26K
May 29 The Season for Determining Corn Yields is Underway 26K
May 21 Pork Producers Ask, What Happened? 26K
May 14 Corn Market Direction Unfolding, Magnitude Still Uncertain 26K
May 7 Corn Prices in Three Parts 26K
April 30 Is The Cattle Market Too Cautious? 26K
April 23 Expectations for the 2012-13 Corn Marketing Year 26K
April 16 Has the 2011 Corn Crop Been Rationed? 26K
April 9 Pork Profit Outlook Gets Trimmed 26K
April 2 Winter Precipitation and Corn Yield 26K
March 26 March USDA Reports and Beyond 26K
March 19 Corn Yield Prospects 26K
March 12 Continued Focus on Corn Consumption and Stocks 26K
March 5 Anticipating the March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate 26K
February 27 Will Consumers Come Back to Pork? Yes! 26K
February 20 Corn and Soybean Export Progress 26K
February 13 Soybean Export and Acreage Prospects Support Price 26K
February 6 Corn Market Remains Unsettled 26K
January 30 Cattle Producers Show Surprise Interest in Expansion 26K
January 23 Corn Price Swings to Continue? 26K
January 17 Understanding the Surprise in the USDA Corn Stocks Estimate 26K
January 9 Focus on South American Weather, USDA Reports 26K
January 3 Hog Producers Follow Prudent Path 26K
December 12 Continued Weakness in Crop Prices 26K
December 5 Anticipating Crop Prices in 2012 26K
November 28 Corn and Soybean Demand and Acreage Prospects for 2012 26K
November 21 Hogs: 2012 the Best Year in High-Priced Feed Era 26K
November 14 Corn and Soybean Prices Continue to Struggle 26K
November 7 Soybean Export Progress 26K
October 31 Crop Prices Treading Water 26K
October 24 Cattle Eat Corn Too 26K
October 17 Corn and Soybean Consumption 26K
October 10 Revisiting Recent Corn Stocks Estimates 26K
October 3 Pork Outlook Brightens 26K
September 26 Soybean Production and Consumption Uncertainty 26K
September 19 Will the Corn Production Forecast Change? 26K
September 12 Smaller Corn Crop Confirmed 26K
September 6 Economics of Corn and Soybean Storage 26K
August 29 Early Price Peak for Corn and Soybeans? 26K
August 22 Pork Producers Ability to Pay for Corn 26K
August 15 No Room to Increase Corn Consumption 26K
August 8 Corn and Soybean Production Prospects 26K
August 1 Corn and Soybean Consumption Coming Up Short 26K
July 25 Beef Shortage Means Hold On To The Cows 26K
July 18 How Much Risk to Corn Crop? 26K
July 11 Corn Market Waiting on August Production Report 26K
July 5 Sorting Out the June 1 Corn Stocks Estimate 26K
June 27 Pork Outlook Looks Up as Corn Prices Go Down 26K
June 20 USDA Stocks and Acreage Reports 26K
June 13 Attention Shifting from Acreage to Corn and Soybean Yields 26K
June 6 Can Corn and Soybean Crops Overcome Late Planting? 26K
May 31 Crop Markets Reflect Both New and Missing Information 26K
May 23 Corn Market Continues to Focus on Production Prospects 26K
May 16 A Rebound in World Grain Production Expected 26K
May 9 Can Corn Prices Rebound Again? 26K
May 2 Corn and Soybean Prices Continue an Erratic Pattern 26K
April 25 Cattle Prices Move Past Seasonal Highs 26K
April 18 Corn and Soybean Prices to Reflect Substantial Uncertainty 26K
April 11 Questions Still Remain About Corn and Soybean Demand 26K
April 4 Focus Remains on Corn Demand 26K
March 28 Hog Price Peak Coming Soon? 26K
March 21 Update on Corn Consumption 26K
March 14 Corn and Soybean Prices - Mission Accomplished? 26K
March 7 March 1 Corn and Soybean Stocks 26K
February 28 Pork Industry Walking Tight Rope 26K
February 21 Is There Enough Acreage? 26K
February 14 Mixed News for Corn and Soybean Exports 26K
February 7 Corn Consumption Still Progressing Rapidly 26K
January 31 Beef Cattle Producers Want Out - How High for Prices? 26K
January 24 Corn and Soybean Supplies to Remain Tight for Another Year? 26K
January 18 Soybean and Corn Prices Need to Direct Consumption and Acreage 26K
January 10 Waiting for USDA Reports 26K
January 3 Pork Prices: Sky is the Limit for 2011? 26K
December 13 January Could Be Important for Crop Prices 26K
December 6 Corn Prices Looking for Direction 26K
December 6 Corn Prices Looking for Direction 26K
November 29 Taking Stock of Crop Market Fundamentals 26K
November 22 Hog Prices Go Up From Here! 26K
November 15 Uptrend in Crop Prices Stalls 26K
November 8 Corn: More on Ethanol and Exports 26K
November 1 Are Higher Corn Prices Necessary? 26K
October 25 How Many Acres of Corn and Soybeans are Needed in 2011? 26K
October 18 Cattle Industry: Bright Long-Term Outlook 26K
October 11 Markets Get Whipsawed 26K
October 4 Corn Inventory Estimate Exceeds Expectations 26K
September 27 Hogs: Saved by the Corn Alaram Bell 26K
September 20 Another Look at Soybeans 26K
September 13 Questions Remain for Corn and Soybean Markets 26K
September 7 Soybean Prices Remain Strong Too 26K
August 30 Did August Weather Reduce Corn Yield Potential? 26K
August 23 Hog Production: What Price for Corn? 26K
August 16 USDA Expects Strong Demand for 2010 Crops 26K
August 9 All Eyes on the Crop Production Report 26K
August 2 Supply Concerns Drive Crop Prices 26K
July 26 Down Go the Cattle Numbers - Again 26K
July 19 Focus on Weather and Crop Size 26K
July 12 Changing Supply and Consumption Expectations 26K
July 6 Corn Supply Issues 26K
June 28 $60 Hogs: Rarer Than a Blue Moon 26K
June 21 Upcoming USDA Reports 26K
June 14 Record Corn and Soybean Yields are Barely Enough 26K
June 7 Any Chance for a Recovery in Crop Prices? 26K
June 1 Mixed Developments for Corn Exports 26K
May 24 Can Lofty Pork Prices Be Maintained? 26K
May 17 A Review of USDA Projections for the 2010-11 Corn Marketing Year 26K
May 10 Crop Prices Continue to Get Bounced Around 26K
May 3 Corn Demand Improving 26K
April 26 Cattle Business is Back 26K
April 19 Production Expectations to Weigh on Corn and Soybean Prices 26K
April 12 A Different Start for the 2010 Growing Season 26K
April 5 A Different View of Recent USDA Report 26K
March 29 Pork Outlook Brightens 26K
March 22 Seasonal Decline in Soybean Consumption 26K
March 15 Month-End USDA Reports 26K
March 8 Value of the U.S. Dollar and Corn Prices 26K
March 1 Pork Profits Begin to Claw Back Depleted Equity 26K
February 22 Soft Red Winter Wheat Update 26K
February 15 Corn and Soybean Export Progress 26K
February 8 South American Production Prospects 26K
February 1 Beef Industry Hopeful for 2010 Recovery 26K
January 25 How Many Corn Acres are Needed in 2010? 26K
January 19 Any Chance for a Recovery in Crop Prices? 26K
January 12 Larger Corn and Soybean Crops, Fewer Winter Wheat Acres 26K
January 4 Updated Projections of Crop Supplies and Consumption 26K
December 14 Updated Projections of Crop Supplies and Consumption 26K
December 7 Will the Soft Red Winter Wheat Basis Ever Strengthen? 26K
November 30 Good Demand for Corn and Soybeans, But Is There More? 26K
November 23 Pork Industry on Last Leg Down, But Futures Provide A Way Up 26K
November 16 Crop Prices Remain Firm 26K
November 10 Larger Soybean and Smaller Corn Crop Forecasts 26K
November 2 Harvest to Accelerate 26K
October 26 Looking Beyond Harvest 26K
October 19 Cattle Prices to "Ride the Recovery" Upward 26K
October 12 Crop Concerns, Strong Demand Support Corn and Soybean Prices 26K
October 5 Early U.S. Corn and Soybean Export Activity Is Encouraging 26K
September 28 Hog Producers Seeing First Signs of Dawning 26K
September 21 Weakness in Soft Red Winter Wheat Basis Persists 26K
September 14 Corn and Soybean Supply Prospects 26K
September 8 Corn and Soybean Storage Decisions 26K
August 31 Demand to Determine Post-Harvest Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans 26K
August 24 Hog Producers Ask How Much Longer? 26K
August 17 Will Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Get Bigger? 26K
August 10 U.S. Wheat Exports Off to A Slow Start 26K
August 3 If They Buy Cars, They Will Buy Beef 26K
July 27 Corn Prices Looking for Direction 26K
July 20 Focus on Yield Potential 26K
July 13 USDA Projections Point to Ample Crop Supplies 26K
July 6 Pork Producers' Luck May Be Improving 26K
June 30 Corn Acreage Jumps, Stocks Are Large 26K
June 22 Expectations for USDA Reports 26K
June 15 Lots of Uncertainty in the Corn and Soybean Markets 26K
June 8 Will the U.S. Run Out of Soybeans? 26K
June 1 Marketing the 2009 Soft Red Winter Wheat Crop 26K
May 26 Hog Producers Can't Get A Break 26K
May 18 Is the Corn Market Too Complacent About Planting Delays? 26K
May 12 USDA Reports Confirm Expectations, Favor Corn Prices 26K
May 4 Corn and Soybean Prices Diverge 26K
April 27 Crop Markets React to Swine Flu 26K
April 20 Beef Producers Slaughtered By Economy 26K
April 13 More Pressure on the 2009 Growing Season 26K
April 6 Have Hog Producers Made It Through the Shadowy Valley? 26K
March 31 Friendly Reports 26K
March 23 What's Next For Soybean Prices? 26K
March 16 Corn Consumption 26K
March 9 March 31 USDA Reports 26K
March 2 Pork Producers May Still Return to Profits 26K
February 23 Corn and Soybean Basis Risk 26K
February 16 Acreage and Biofuels 26K
February 9 Focus On South America 26K
February 2 Cattle Industry Feels the Weight of the World Economy 28K
January 26 Corn and Soybean Export Progress 26K
January 20 Any More Corn or Soybean Acreage Needed in 2009? 26K
January 12 USDA Reports Send Crop Prices Lower 51K
January 5 Hog Industry May Return to Modest Profits 26K
December 15 What's Up With Corn Prices? 26K
December 8 Are Crops Undervalued? 26K
November 24 Could Recession Benefit Hog Producers? 26K
December 1 Soybean Exports Strong, but Crush Is Slow 26K
November 24 Could Recession Benefit Hog Producers? 26K
November 17 Corn Demand Not Improving 26K
November 10 November Crop Reports About As Expected 26K
November 3 Corn and Soybean Price Recovery 26K
October 27 Corn and Soybean Basis Strengthens 26K
October 20 Cattle Markets Caught Up In Financial Crisis 27K
October 13 Where Is the Bottom? 26K
October 6 Lack of Confidence in Demand For Corn and Soybeans 26K
September 29 Uncertainty For Pork Industry Too 44K
September 22 Many Factors Influencing Corn and Soybean Prices 26K
September 15 Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Are Cut 26K
September 8 Corn and Soybean Export Prospects 26K
September 2 Focus on Crop Size and Energy Prices 52K
August 25 More Pork Produced, but Less Available for U.S. Consumers 54K
August 18 Mixed Signals for Corn and Soybean Prices 53K
August 12 Corn Crop Overcomes Spring Flooding 54K
August 4 August Crop Production Report 54K
July 29 Cattle Numbers Keep Dropping: Prices Headed Back up 52K
July 21 Corn and Soybean Prices – Now What? 53K
July 14 Corn and Soybean Production Prospects Improving 28K
July 7 Our Pork Is Dramatically Undervalued! Price Boom Coming! 54K
June 30 Stocks and Acreage Exceed Expectations 54K
June 23 Now Is the High In? 53K
June 16 Rationing the 2008 U.S. Corn Crop 28K
June 9 Rapidly Changing Crop Markets 27K
June 2 CRP Critical Feed Use Initiative - Implications for Feed Grain Demand 29K
May 27 Assessing Corn and Soybean Market Fundamentals 28K
May 19 Hogs Prices: Do You Believe in Miracles? 34K
May 12 Crop Supply and Demand: Still Lots of Questions 48K
May 5 Corn Production Prospects Remain Uncertain 28K
April 28 Soybeans: Crush Slows, Exports Remain Large, and Basis Strengthens 27K
April 21 Cattle Industry Feels Heat of High Feed Prices 28K
April 14 Corn: Fundamentals Still Look Strong 28K
April 7 Pork Producers Need a Bailout Too 27K
March 31 Three Friendly Reports for Corn 28K
March 24 USDA Reports Could Be Important for Crop Prices 28K
March 17 Focus On Soybean Oil 27K
March 10 Production Prospects Will Become the Focus in Crop Markets 52K
March 3 Pork Industry Faces Twin Horrors 29K
February 25 Acreage and Yield to the Rescue? 28K
February 18 High Crop Prices and the Conservation Reserve Program 28K
February 11 Small Crop Inventories Point to the Need for Large Crops in 2008 28K
February 4 Cattle Herd Drops From Drought and Attitude of "Corn over Cows" 27K
January 28 Corn and Soybean Consumption Remain Large 28K
January 22 Soybean Basis Issues Persist 27K
January 14 Crop Prices Get Another Green Light 28K
January 7 Pork Producers May Face Worst Year for Ever in 2008 27K
December 17 Can the U.S. Plant More Corn, More Soybeans, and More Wheat? 28K
December 10 Prices for 2008 Crops Move to New Highs 27K
December 3 Corn Demand Remains Strong 27K
November 26 Pork Herd: Is it Time to Talk Cutbacks! 28K
November 19 Crop Markets to Remain Unsettled 27K
November 12 Crop Market Fundamental Still Unfolding 28K
November 5 New Highs for Soybean Prices 28K
October 29 Corn Prices at Marketing Year High 27K
October 22 Cattle Price Expectations Lowered 27K
October 15 Corn Exports Could Be Record Large 27K
October 8 What Will Be the Supply Response to High Wheat Prices? 28K
October 1 Too Much Pork; Too High Costs 27K
September 24 Soybean Prices - Many Factors at Play 28K
September 17 Will the Corn Crop Get Bigger? 28K
September 10 Implications of High Wheat Prices 28K
September 4 Bio-Diesel Production Supports Soybean Oil Comsumption 27K
August 27 Pork Producer Margins to Narrow 27K
August 20 Is Storage Capacity Adequate? 28K
August 13 USDA Crop Production Forecasts Contain No Big Surprises 28K
August 6 Corn Yield Expectations 28K
July 30 Will Soybean Basis Recover? 27K
July 23 Cattle Industry Outlook Brightens 98K
July 16 Soybean Pricing Considerations 28K
July 9 Hog Producers Keep Steady Hand on Reins 28K
July 2 Markets Surprised by Acreage Report 28K
June 25 Anticipating June Grain Stocks Estimates 28K
June 18 Upcoming USDA Reports Take on More Importance 54K
June 11 USDA Tweaks Supply and Consumption Projections 27K
June 4 Corn Storage and Basis 27K
May 29 New Highs for Soybean Prices 27K
May 21 Hog Producers Not Yet Bashed by High Feed Cost 27K
May 14 USDA Crop Forecasts for 2007-08 28K
May 7 Have the Highs Been Established for Corn and Soybeen Prices? 28K
April 30 Anticipating the USDA's May Projections of Supply and Use 28K
April 23 Beef Sector Must Pass-on Higher Feed Costs 28K
April 16 Soybean Comsumption Slows 28K
April 9 Hog Producers Slow to Recognize the Ethanol Era 28K
April 2 Corn Supplies – Are We Out of the Woods? 28K
March 26 Weak Corn And Soybean Basis To Continue? 74K
March 19 Will World Wheat Production Rebound? 73K
March 12 USDA Crop Reports 73K
March 5 Hog Producers Look To The Sky For Their 2007 Fate 64K
February 26 Rate of Soybean Consumption Remains High 62K
February 19 A Closer Look At U.S. Corn Exports 97K
February 12 Is The Soybean Market Bullet Proof? 98K
February 5 Beef Sector Still Adjusting to Higher Feed Prices 27K
January 29 Corn And Soybean Use Remains Large 54K
January 22 Corn And Soybean Acreage: How Much Is Needed? 28K
January 16 Corn Production Estimate Is a Major Surprise 54K
January 8 Hog Producers Say Goodbye to Profits In 2007 27K
December 18 Focus On USDA Reports 54K
December 11 Production Forecasts Increased For Argentina 28K
December 4 Corn And Soybean Exports Off To A Strong Start 54K
November 27 High Corn Prices Mean Higher Pork Prices, But When? 90K
November 20 Corn: Changing Price Structure 90K
November 13 Corn Balance Sheet Gets Tighter 53K
November 6 Corn Consumption: Who Will Blink? 100K
October 30 Soybeans Move To Center Stage 91K
October 23 Cattle Industry Adjusts To Higher Feed Costs: Who Are The Losers? 98K
October 16 How Will Crop Producers And Congress Respond To Higher Prices? 99K
October 9 Does Crop Size Even Matter? 103K
October 2 Can Pork Producers Handle $3.00 Corn? 90K
September 25 Less Incentive To Store Early Harvested Corn 89K
September 18 Will U.S. Wheat Acreage Increase? 90K
September 12 Corn And Soybean Crops About As Expected 98K
September 5 Can The Soybean Crop Be As Good As It Looks? 100K
August 28 Hog Prices Beat Expectations: What's Next? 97K
August 21 Corn Prices: How Low And Then How High? 97K
August 14 Sharp Price Reaction Following The Crop Production Report 112K
August 7 Waiting For The Crop Production Report 88K
July 31 Weather And USDA Reports 98K
July 24 Cattle Industry Faces Vulnerable Period 98K
July 17 Corn And Soybean Markets Reflect Crop Concerns 89K
July 10 Hog Porfits Threatened By Corn Prices 97K
July 3 Markets React to USDA Reports And Crop Concerns 102K
June 26 Anticipating The June Report Of Grain Stocks 98K
June 19 Focus On Acreage 99K
June 12 Crop Price Roller Coaster To Continue 53K
June 5 Corn And Soybean Prices: Strong Futures, Weak Basis 51K
May 30 Domestic Soybean Meal Use Slowing, Oil Use Increasing 51K
May 22 Agriculture's Drive And Dine Menu 51K
May 15 USDA Reports Support Crop Prices 54K
May 8 What Next For Corn Prices? 51K
May 1 USDA To Release Projections For The 2006-07 Marketing Year 49K
April 24 The Bloom Is Off The Cattle Market 49K
April 17 Soybean Price Has Nine Lives 54K
April 10 Hog Profit Prospects Narrowe 52K
April 3 Planting Intentions Provide Market Surprise 51K
March 27 Strong Corn Consumption Prospects 54K
March 20 Soybeans: Consumption, Stocks, And Acreage 53K
March 13 Corn: Exports, Stocks, And Acreage 51K
March 6 Mid Year For Corn And Soybeans 55K
February 27 Ethanol And Animals In The Eastern Corn Belt: The New Dynamics 54K
February 20 More Soybean Acreage In The U.S. In 2006? 52K
February 13 Soybean Market Continues To Look Beyond The Current Surplus 54K
February 6 Anticipating The Size Of The 2006 Corn Crop 49K
January 30 Cattle Prospects Still Look Favorable Despite Concerns 49K
January 23 Is The Decline In Soybean Prices Over? 51K
January 17 USDA Reports Confirm Surplus Of Corn And Soybeans 24K
January 9 Pork Industry Looks For Third Profitable Year 47K
December 19 Upcoming USDA Reports 52K
December 12 Corn And Soybean Stock Projections Increased 49K
December 5 First Quarter Corn And Soybean Exports Are Disappointing 51K
November 28 Hog Prices: Pass The Ham Please 50K
November 21 Focus In Corn And Soybean Markets Shifts Away From Crop Size 49K
November 14 Soybean Prices Continue To Recover 48K
November 7 Corn Prices May Be Slow To Recover 51K
October 31 Anticipating November USDA Reports For Corn And Soybeans 51K
October 24 Cattle Market Absorbs Canadian Cattle 49K
October 17 What Are Soybeans Worth? 49K
October 10 Corn And Soybean Prices Reflect Larger Crop 49K
October 3 Hog Producers Say "Don'T Rock The Boat" 52K
September 26 Looking Beyond The Corn And Soybean Harvest 51K
September 19 Corn Pricing Alternatives 51K
September 12 Corn And Soybean Production Forecasts Exceed Expectations 50K
September 6 Focus Shifts Back To Crop Size 51K
August 29 Hog Outlook Brightens 53K
August 22 Debate About Crop Size And Use Continues 55K
August 15 Production Numbers About As Expected 54K
August 8 Will Corn And Soybean Use Have To Be Reduced? 53K
August 1 All Eeyes On The August Crop Report 53K
July 25 More Beef Coming Soon 52K
July 18 Corn Market Builds In Yield Loss 54K
July 12 USDA Sees Tighter Corn And Soybean Stocks, More Abundant Wheat 54K
July 5 Crop Acreage Declines, Stocks Smaller Than Expected 54K
June 27 Hog Producers Keep Lid On Expansion 53K
June 20 How Big Are The Corn And Soybean Crops Now? 54K
June 13 Soybean Market Building In A Smaller Crop 54K
June 6 Crop Concerns Continue 54K
May 31 Corn And Soybean Crops Off To A Slow Start 53K
May 23 Can Hog Prices Hold On? 53K
May 16 What Are Corn And Soybeans Worth? 53K
May 9 The Weather Market Begins 54K
May 2 Projections For 2005-06 Marketing Year To Be Released Next Week 55K
April 25 Cattle Prices Keep Setting Records 53K
April 18 Corn Gives Up Price Gains, Soybeans Retain Some 48K
April 11 Surplus Of Soybeans Declining, Corn Surplus Increasing 49K
April 4 What Was Learned From USDA Reports? 50K
March 28 Hog Profits To Continue 47K
March 21 Upcoming USDA Crop Reports 49K
March 14 What Will We Think Of Current Crop Prices Six Months From Now? 49K
March 7 Soybean Uncertainty Persists 50K
February 28 Hog Futures Offer Great Pricing Opportunities? 49K
February 21 Brazil's Soybean Crop - A Repeat Of 2004? 49K
February 14 New Life For Soybean Prices 50K
February 7 Seasonal Tendencies For Lows In Corn And Soybean Prices 49K
January 31 Cattle Producers Begin Expansion 48K
January 24 Corn Prices To Continue Narrow Pattern? 51K
January 18 Soybean Prices To Face More Pressure? 48K
January 10 Corn And Soybean Exports On Different Paths 48K
January 3 Hog Producers Say No Expansion Yet 51K
December 13 USDA Tweaks Supply And Demand Projections 49K
December 6 Corn And Soybean Export Pace Is Modest 49K
November 29 Will Hogs Reclaim "Mortgage Lifter" Status? 49K
November 22 Does Soybean Rust Point To Reduced Production? 50K
November 15 Corn And Soybean Crop Forecasts Increased Again 49K
November 8 Looking For Lows In Corn And Soybean Prices 49K
November 1 Monitoring Corn And Soybean Exports 50K
October 25 Cattle Prices Face Continued Uncertainties 49K
October 18 Corn And Soybean Demand Prospects 51K
October 12 Corn and Soybean Crops Are Huge 55K
October 4 What Are Soybeans Worth? 51K
September 27 Low Grain Prices-The Hog Industry Responds 50K
September 20 Corn And Soybean Pricing Decisions 48K
September 13 Corn And Soybean Prices Remain Under Pressure 49K
September 7 How Large Is The U.S. Soybean Crop? 48K
August 30 Hog Producers: Get Ready For Expansion! 49K
August 23 Questions About Size Of Corn And Soybean Crops 49K
August 16 Crop Forecasts Not Quite As Expected 51K
August 9 Corn and Soybean Prices Low Enough ? 49K
August 2 What Size Crops Are The Corn And Soybean Markets Trading? 50K
July 26 Cattle Numbers Dwindle And Prices Rise 48K
July 19 Soybean Prices Collapse: What Next? 49K
July 12 July USDA Projections About As Expected 48K
July 6 Corn And Soybean Production And Price Prospects 49K
June 28 Sunshine Replaces Gloom In Pork Outlook 49K
June 21 Focus On Crop Progress And USDA Reports 51K
June 14 Mixed News In The Corn And Soybean Markets 50K
June 7 Soybeans And China 48K
June 1 Will Luck Hold For Hog Producers? 49K
May 24 Continued Volatility For Corn And Soybean Prices 49K
May 17 Declining Crop Prices - Too Much Too Soon? 52K
May 10 Income Prospects Look Good For Soft Red Winter Wheat 44K
May 3 USDA To Provide First Look At 2004-05 48K
April 26 Corn and Soybean Price Prospects Far from Settled 52K
April 19 Falling Feedlot Numbers Will Support Cattle Prices 48K
April 12 Market Watching Soybean Use And Potential Corn Production 50K
April 5 Production Uncertainty Points To High, But Volatile Crop Prices 51K
March 29 Hog Prices Ride Crest Of Strong Exports 49K
March 22 Soybean Prices: How High? And Then, How Low? 48K
March 15 Important USDA Reports On March 31 49K
March 08 Soybeans: Still Lots Of Uncertainty 49K
March 01 Pork Producer's Face A Vulnerable Year 49K
February 23 Soybean Prices Find More Support 51K
February 16 What's Ahead For Corn Prices? 50K
February 9 Soybean Rationing 51K
February 2 Cattle: 2004 Not As Bad As Feared! 50K
January 26 A New Era For Corn And Soybean Prices? 49K
January 20 Corn Moves Into The Limelight 51K
January 12 USDA Crop Reports Provide Many Surprises 49K
January 5 Pork Industry Faces Another Tight Margin Year 51K
December 15 Smaller Crop Forecasts For Argentina 51K
December 08 Soybeans: Is Use Declining? 51K
December 01 Will The Tide Turn For Hog Producers? 51K
November 24 Corn Prices Have Been Remarkably Stable 49K
November 17 Will Shortfalls In World Grain Production Continue? 48K
November 10 All Eyes On China 49K
November 3 Soybean Market Still Looking For Signs Of Rationing 49K
October 27 Corn Prices Roar To Life 49K
October 20 Beef Prices: When Will Consumers Say Ouch? 49K
October 13 The Tale of Two Crops 55K
October 06 Soybean Prices: What Next? 49K
September 29 Hog Profits Remain Elusive 50K
September 22 Three Questions For The Soybean Market 51K
September 15 Corn and Soybean Production Prospects 50K
September 8 What Does the Market Say About Crop Size? 23K
September 2

Canada Provides Record Cattle/Hog Price Spread

August 25 Making Storage Decisions for 2003 Corn and Soybean Crops 22K
August 18 Thinking About Counter Cyclical Payments 45K
August 12 Corn and Soybean Crop Estimates Not As Large As Expected 45K
August 4 What Surprises Lurk in the August Crop Production Report? 45K
July 28 Crop Prices React to Late Season Weather and Export Activity 45K
July 21 Cattle Prices Remain Strong, But Canada Adds Uncertainty 45K
July 14 Large U.S. Crops Provide Opportunities for Producers 45K
July 7 Pork Producers May Learn a Forgotten Word: "Profits" 45K
June 30 More Soybeans Than Expected 45K
June 23 Odds of Large U.S. Corn and Soybean Crops Increasing? 45K
June 16 Corn: The 2003 Growing Season and Beyond 45K
June 9 What Is Supporting Soybean Prices Now? 45K
June 2 Hog Prices Will Get Canadian Boost 45K
May 27 Corn and Soybeans Take a Breather 45K
May 19 Corn and Soybean Prices to Follow Crop Prospects 45K
May 12 USDA Reports Generally Neutral for Crop Prices 45K
May 5 USDA To Reveal Projections for 2003-04 Marketing Year 45K
April 28 Soybean Prices: Mission Accomplished? 45K
April 21 Cattle Prices Peak for Now 45K
April 14 What Next for Corn and Soybean Prices? 45K
April 7 Hog Market Keeps Failing the Test 45K
March 31 USDA Reports -- Any "Shock and Awe"? 45K
March 24 Wheat Prices Follow Typical Short-Crop Pattern 45K
March 17 Anticipating USDA Reports 45K
March 10 Mid Year Assessment of Corn and Soybean Markets 45K
March 3 Will the Spring Hog Price Rally Be Enough? 45K
February 24 Observations on Corn and Soybean Price Patterns 15K
February 17 Higher Corn and Soybean Prices Expected 15K
February 10 Corn Prices Show Some New Life 15K
February 3 High Beef Prices Will Mean Herd Expansion 15K
January 27 Soybean Prices Recovery 15K
January 21 Crop Markets Looking Ahead to 2003-04 15K
January 13 A Negative Reaction to USDA Crop Reports 15K
January 6 Return to Hog Profitability Draws Closer 15K
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