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Soybean … Consolidation Mode

Soybean futures (symbol: S) have spent the better part of the last decade in rally mode, trading near the $4/bushel level in 2001 to nearly $18/bushel in 2012. Since the Sep12 high of $17.9475, beans have been in consolidation mode,

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Commodity Futures … A Look at the Big Picture

Every once in a while it makes sense to step back and take a look at the long term outlook for the commodity futures market. I prefer the Dow Jones UBS Commodity Total Return Index (DJUBSTR) for this purpose, given

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US Crop Progress and Condition

While rains have slowed late season Corn and Soybean harvests in the US Midwest, production forecasts remain at historically strong levels. Per the USDA ‘Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin’ released 13Nov13, Corn production is forecast at 14.0 billion bushels, up

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US Crop Progress and Condition

Corn and Soybean crop condition are better than last year, harvest is dependent upon fall weather patterns. Approximately 71% of the rice crop is reported in good to excellent condition, with the harvest slightly behind average.   Pasture and Range

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