Market Trends Report for August-September 2018

US and World

It has been a benign summer across the great North American farm belt. While there have been areas of weather anomalies such as drought and flooding the vast majority of cropland up until August 10th has had very good weather and crops are reflecting that. US crop condition ratings have been highly favorable throughout the summer and increasingly it looks like a tremendous crop in the United States. Continue reading “Market Trends Report for August-September 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 Commentary for July-August 2018

US and World

Every summer always presents challenges for the crop growing in the field. July weather is usually critical for corn production as we go through the very important pollination process. Generally speaking, the crop weather across United States corn belt has been benign setting up the possibility of very good crops in the United States. Parts of Missouri and southern Iowa are suffering from drought as of July 20th, but for the most part American crops are looking very good. The USDA weighed in on July 12th with their latest crop report. Continue reading “Market Trends Commentary for July-August 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 Post June 29 Special

US and World

We are starting into the home stretch with regard to crop development and critical crop weather in July and August. The July 4th weekend has historically been a time, where the trade decides if the crop is made. Critical weather forecasts at this point in the corn pollination time frame can also frame price action. The American Midwest has been hot and dry with heat warnings across much of the central United States. It is that time of year when market prices can be tremendously volatile. Aside from that, the USDA released its June 29th report giving updated acreage and stocks projections. Continue reading “Market Trends Post June 29 Special”

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.