Farm Futures logo

What is the USDA really signaling?

Ag View Pitch: In this week's podcast Chris Barron and Duane Lowry try to make sense of the subtext behind the recent flurry of USDA reports.

February 23, 2020

Chris Barron and Duane Lowry discuss the latest barrage of USDA projections and their clear effort to point out that Phase One was NOT part of any of these projections. What is the purpose of this clear disclaimer? Could USDA's latest 20/21 soy balance sheet be sending a signal to the market that we need more soybean acres in 2020 and less corn acres? Why are corn spreads showing some of the strongest levels since July, at a time when we typically are vulnerable to liquidation pressures into the must price/roll stage of the March contracts? There are a lot of questions that when you start to unpack the answers, the contents of the package don't seem to equal the current market narratives and trade sentiment. We deal with a lot of questions in today's podcast and we think you will want to hear the process of trying to discern reasonable answers. Enjoy!

The Ag View Pitch is brought to you by Ag View Solutions. Ag View Solutions serves farmers like you throughout the United States by providing value and direction in your farm’s Profit Management, Peer Groups, Business Collaboration and Structuring, Transition, Emergency Response and Safety, and Marketing needs. Our goal is giving operations peace of mind in business by providing the most value, and tailoring to your specific needs. No two farms are the same, and we work as an integral part of your operation to find the missing pieces, and help a good operation become a great operation.

Learn more at, follow us on Facebook, and reach out to us directly at [email protected], or [email protected]

Subscribe to receive top agriculture news
Be informed daily with these free e-newsletters

You May Also Like