February cattle on feed at multiyear high

As of Feb. 1, U.S. cattle on feed totaled just over 12.1 million head, the second highest February total since reporting began in 1996. Inventory was up 1 percent from January and up about 1 percent YOY, slightly above industry expectations. The high number [...]

Will funds continue to liquidate soybean commitments?

Holiday weeks and the end of the year in general are notorious for volatility and fewer market participants. Those factors are likely behind the price swings we’ve seen just this past week. Focusing on the longer term, the question is whether funds are done [...]

Corn acreage could increase next year if the trade dispute continues

Tariffs between the U.S. and China have caused soybean prices to fall relative to corn prices. This depreciation brought down the U.S. soybean-corn ratio, which is currently at levels not seen since 2012. If the trade dispute is not resolved by the time farmers [...]