Market Trends Commentary for April 2019

U.S. and the World

Planters are starting to roll in the southern U.S. American Midwest as it that time of year again.  Interestingly enough, its not all-full speed ahead with much of the western corn belt under water dealing with flooding. Inclement weather with heavy rains and snow in mid to late March led many rivers to flood in Nebraska and Iowa, causing much angst regarding planting dates. However, it is a long road to payday, one fraught with many pitfalls. The March 29 prospective plantings report is another benchmark always important in this planning window. 

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