South American corn & soybean planting begins

At the start of October, early-season corn planting in Brazil was about a third complete, slightly above the five-year average. Brazil’s soybean crop was some 4 percent planted, a couple of points above the average. Light to moderate rains and warm to hot temperatures [...]

Soybean & soybean oil markets explode higher

Futures for soybeans and soybean oil lifted off last week just like the SpaceX rocket that took flight Friday in Cape Canaveral. Soybeans rallied to $15.39 per bushel, up $1.06 from Monday to Friday’s close, and have increased $1.55 since Apr. 12. Equally as [...]

Corn touches $6 per bushel on weather concerns

After falling 8 cents per bushel to $5.69 last Monday, corn futures rallied the rest of the week and eclipsed $6 per bushel during early trading hours on Thursday. Concerns over weather in South America and here in the U.S. have offered support to [...]

Argentina in need of rain, Brazil okay for now

Most corn and soybean producing areas in Argentina are not expected to receive adequate rain during the next two weeks, which is unfavorable for planting and early crop development. The area stretching from San Luis, across Cordoba, and into southern Sante Fe may see [...]

Grain Belt & South America weather update

Scattered rains may cause some harvest delays across the Grain Belt into early October, but little to no rain is expected from the eastern Dakotas down to Kansas and across to southern Illinois, allowing harvest to progress quickly in that area. Less rain is [...]