The Farm Futures Market Outlooks provide readers an in-depth look at several aspects of the market. These propriety market outlooks offer farmers the chance to drill down on the forces at work for different segments of their business. Here’s a roundup of the latest gain market reports.
Financial – When will the Fed cut interest rates. Uncertainty may not be good for most financial markets in 2019. But the fog on Wall Street is keeping interest rates low at a time when many farmers are borrowing more. Financials in depth.
Basis – River opens, but problems linger. Traffic is moving again on most of the Mississippi River, but conditions are a far cry from being anywhere close to normal. This is impacting basis in a number of what’s. Get basis insight
Fertilizer – The river opens but it’s too late for some products. The turbulent spring of 2019 continues to wreak havoc on farmers’ planting plans, and the weather’s having just as much influence on the fertilizer market. Check the latest on the fertilizer market
Wheat – Here’s the number to watch in the wheat market. With the 2018 marketing year set to end May 31, there’s a whole new set of numbers to watch as the wheat trade turns its focus squarely to the new crop. Dig into wheat market details.Energy/Ethanol – Bears farmers could like. Farmer know about the pain funds can inflict on their markets when the pack starts selling. But a bearish turn by funds in one commodity could help growers avoid pain – at the pump. Check out the energy outlook
Soybeans – Can you make money with soybeans? Little as changed in the soybean market. Farmers will still likely plant more soybeans than USDA forecasts and ending stock in August 2020 will still top 1 billion bushels. There may be help. Get the soybean outlook
Corn – Is the corn rally over? Short-covering rallies don’t last long as a rule. Weather is taking its toll. If this continues it may convince the trade to abandon USDA’s May forecast for a crop of 15 billion bushels. Check out the report