Friday, November 13, 2015


Economist sees reason for concern in ag economy, but he’s not prepared to hit the panic button

Friday, November 13, 2015

U.S. farmers, beset mostly by forces beyond their control, have taken hard hits to their finances over the past three years. From 2013 to 2015, net farm income dropped by 53 percent, down from $123.7 billion to an estimated $58.3 billion. A one-year drop of 36 percent occurred from 2013 to 2014,... Learn More →


Have we just witnessed the end of the last great commodities boom in human history?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Could it be true that the commodities boom that arose because of China's massive economic growth and urbanization is the last ever in human history? This extreme forecast is the view of some pundits, including prominent Australian economist Saul Eslake. If true, it would certainly spell the end of... Learn More →


Commodities Prices Tumble as Investors Worry About 2016 Growth

Friday, November 13, 2015

Commodities prices plunged across the board on Thursday, pulling down the share value of mining and oil companies, as investors took a pessimistic view about global economic growth in 2016. The Bloomberg Commodity Spot index, which tracks the value of 22 raw materials, fell to its lowest since... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 11/13/2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Euro-area gross domestic product grew at just 0.3% in the third quarter, down from 0.4% in the second quarter. The data boosted the argument in the markets for the European Central Bank to increase its current stimulus program. ECB Chair Mario Draghi stated earlier this week that they were prepared... Learn More →


Corn Report, 11/13/2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

The corn market continues its muted weaker trade as values will need help from corn or beans to stage a comeback. However, end users have been willing buyers of CZ at the $3.60 level, which could help values try to stabilize. Weekly export sales totaled 618,000 tonnes, hitting the high end of... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 11/13/2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

The cattle markets were able to follow-through on Wednesday’s sharp rally, with live cattle trading $3+ higher by midday yesterday and closing $1.60-1.90 higher in the nearbys. We’ve yet to see any real cash cattle trade develop, with packers showing $131 bids vs $135+ producer offers. Historical... Learn More →


Morning Dairy News, 11/13/2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Although domestic demand still good, some butter makers seeing slight decrease as Thanksgiving holiday gets closer http://1.usa.gov/1xsfhwk A new barrel cheese facility is scheduled to come online in Southwestern Wisconsin within the next month http://1.usa.gov/13furaT 42% of U.S. agricultural... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 11/13/2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Volume had exploded with Tuesday’s report but it’s been lethargic ever since, particularly in soybeans overnight, with the bulls unable to keep building from post-report contract lows. The trade needs seasonally strong soy export sales to build any semblance of momentum, but they fell off a cliff... Learn More →