Market Trends Commentary for November-December 2018

US and World

It is a huge harvest coming off across the greater North American Corn Belt, but it is at a slow pace. The corn harvest is almost average, but in Iowa, Kansas Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota farmers are lagging behind the average by 5%. The soybean harvest in the United States is still behind about 6% below the average. Yes, combines have been rolling for quite some time now, but wet weather and now snow has stopped field activity cold in many parts of the Corn Belt. Needless to say, grain is piled up almost everywhere. Continue reading “Market Trends Commentary for November-December 2018”

Philip Shaw farms near Dresden, Ontario. He is the author of the Grain Farmers of Ontario Market Trends Report published 14 times per year. He speaks on grain prices across Canada and his commodity commentary can be read regularly in several publications.

Market Trends Report for October-November 2018

US and World

Combines are rolling across the American Midwest, Ontario and Quebec. Big crops are creating grain piles all over farm country amid some of the worst harvest weather in years. Heavy rains have inundated parts of Iowa and many other US states causing all types of harvest problems. It is one of the biggest crops ever in the United States. How big is the real question especially with the damaging harvest weather. On October 11th, USDA weighed in with their latest crop estimates. Continue reading “Market Trends Report for October-November 2018”

Philip Shaw farms near Dresden, Ontario. He is the author of the Grain Farmers of Ontario Market Trends Report published 14 times per year. He speaks on grain prices across Canada and his commodity commentary can be read regularly in several publications.

Market Trends Report for September-October 2018

US and World

It is that time of year when combines are rolling. Across the great North American corn belt harvest is in full swing especially in the southern portions of the American Midwest. The US crop has had huge potential all year with successive USDA reports increasing yields. The actual litmus test is when combines hit the fields with anecdotal yield accounts. This will surely show up in future USDA reports. Continue reading “Market Trends Report for September-October 2018”

Philip Shaw farms near Dresden, Ontario. He is the author of the Grain Farmers of Ontario Market Trends Report published 14 times per year. He speaks on grain prices across Canada and his commodity commentary can be read regularly in several publications.