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Market Rally Commentary | August 29, 2014

Market Rally Commentary | August 29, 2014

Market Rally radio host Chip Flory provides some perspective on finishing this year's bean crop.

Restaurant Performance Index Softens in July

Restaurant Performance Index Softens in July

The index is watched closely by the livestock industry as a sign of red meat demand. The recent softening raises some concern about demand from this segment.

Pro Farmer Newsletter | August 30, 2014

Pro Farmer Newsletter | August 30, 2014

More rain has fallen across the Corn Belt since the Midwest Crop Tour. Traders are weighing favorable weather against rising political tensions in the Black Sea region. We also have updates on several policy-related issues.

Post-Crop Tour Observations

Post-Crop Tour Observations

I've had a week to let our Crop Tour data sink in and to do additional analysis of that data. Here's what the 1,300-plus corn and 1,300-plus soybean samples revealed.

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40% of 2014-crop corn is sold

2014-Crop Corn Sales

Cash-only marketers are 40% sold and hedgers are 50% sold in the cash market.

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70% of 2014-crop wheat is sold

2014-Crop Wheat Sales

Cash-only marketers are 70% sold and hedgers are 85% sold in the cash market.

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50% of 2014-crop soybeans are sold

2014-Crop Soybean Sales

Cash-only marketers and hedgers are 50% sold in the cash market.

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50% of 2014-crop cotton is sold

2014-Crop Cotton Sales

Cash-only marketers and hedgers are 50% sold in the cash market.

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