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WILL #FARMERS RESPOND TO MARKET SIGNAL FOR MORE #SOYBEANS?

U.S. farmers planted 7 percent more soybean acres this season, and it appears the market is calling for more. “If we have the same ratio for corn and beans on April 1, we probably stand to pick up some bean acres, as hard as that is to imagine,” Chip Nellinger, of Blue Reef Agri-Marketing in… read more

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LA NINA COULD AFFECT #COMMODITY MARKETS

#LaNina is leading to uncertainty in commodity markets and #Illinois farmers need to keep a close eye on how the system impacts crops and prices in South America, according to Dale Durchholz, senior market analyst for Agrivisor. “Use that information to adjust or make changes in your marketing policy that you’ve put in place for… read more

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FARM PRICES THREATEN RURAL ECONOMY

Bankers across the Midwest say depressed farm commodity prices are the biggest threat to the economy this year in rural parts of country. The overall economic index in a monthly survey of bankers for the region remained in negative territory at 42.8 in January, down slightly from December’s 42.9. Any score below 50 suggests an… read more

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TRADING HOURS

Traders says CME Group will probably maintain current settlement times for commodity futures even after pit trading is halted for those contracts in New York and Chicago later this summer.

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