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Morning Market Insight

October 27, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

It’s a bit breezy in the heartland again today……will the corn stay standing?

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Morning Market Insight

October 13, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Good Morning, its Friday the 13th…..

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 1
Dec corn closed up 3 cents yesterday in spite of USDA raising the yield
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Morning Market Insight

October 12, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

USDA Supply/Demand report is out at 11 am today! Export sales are delayed until tomorrow due to Monday’s holiday.

CORN: As of 7:45 –
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Morning Market Insight

October 11, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

October USDA S/D report is out tomorrow at 11am……

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
A rather quiet day in the corn market yesterday
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Morning Market Insight

October 10, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Brrrrrr……the growing season has come to a screeching halt in Northern SD this morning!!!!

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Morning Market Insight

September 29, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 1
The market
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Morning Market Insight

September 28, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Sept 1 stocks #’s out tomorrow. Trade still not seeing the disaster type harvest yields, and with weather a little less threatening for South America, just not much fundamental news
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Morning Market Insight

September 27, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
Lower again overnight as the market struggles to find traction amid the early stages of harvest. The funds continue to add to their
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Morning Market Insight

September 26, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady
The corn crop continues to lag in maturity and is showing in the USDA crop progress report yesterday with 51% of the US corn crop
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Morning Market Insight

September 25, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

What you need to know this week….Quarterly Stocks report is out this Friday - look for trade estimates as we get closer to that report.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
The markets
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Morning Market Insight

August 4, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

The August USDA Supply/Demand report is out next Thursday, August 10th…….

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 3
The corn market shrugged off
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Morning Market Insight

August 3, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 4
Lower overnight on rains…..and for more precip in the 7 day forecast, as shown below. Export sales numbers out this morning were
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Morning Market Insight

August 2, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 4
FCStone released their August production survey results late yesterday afternoon and are guessing the US corn crop at 13.59 billion
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Morning Market Insight

August 1, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
Corn conditions yesterday dropped by 1 in the Good/Excellent category and is now at 61% G/E. Per the chart below, for this week the
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Morning Market Insight

July 31, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 5
Corn gapped lower overnight on cooler forecasts for the main growing regions of the US. The 6-10 day forecast is adding more moisture
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Morning Market Insight

June 5, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – up 1 ¾
A narrow trading range overnight as the market digests weekend weather and near term forecasts. The July contract continues to
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Morning Market Insight

April 14, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Happy Easter!

No markets today due to Good Friday. Trading will resume again on Sunday evening.
 


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Morning Market Insight

April 12, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

The main theme out of yesterday’s S/D report was slightly larger US carryouts and growing South American crop sizes.

CORN: As of 7:45 –
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Morning Market Insight

April 11, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

April Supply/Demand report is out at 11am today……

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Nearby corn finished up 7 ½ cents yesterday,
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Morning Market Insight

April 10, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Looking ahead at this week…..USDA WASDE report is out tomorrow, April 11th. No markets on Friday in observance of Good Friday.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up
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Morning Market Insight

February 16, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady to down 1
The corn market continued its strong performance yesterday as funds continued to buy commodities. Logistics were in the
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Morning Market Insight

February 15, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Corn futures were mixed yesterday as the nearby months were slightly lower and New Crop contract months were positive on the day.
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Morning Market Insight

February 14, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Lots of red numbers on the futures market screen this morning……must be in honor of Valentines Day!

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2

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Morning Market Insight

February 13, 2017
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:40 – Down 1
March corn futures reached the $3.75 mark on Friday, the highest that contract has traded since July. The Dec contract is also
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Morning Market Insight

December 23, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

We wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!  All WG locations and the futures markets will be closed on Monday, Dec 26th.

CORN: As of 7:15 –
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Morning Market Insight

December 16, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 1
The March futures contract pushed to $3.63 ½ yesterday before rolling over and closing down 5 ½. This was in spite of
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Morning Market Insight

December 15, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Export sales out this morning were well above expectations at 59.7 million bushels. The Dec contract went off the board yesterday.
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Morning Market Insight

December 14, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
The corn market was steady yesterday, closing up a penny at the end of the day. At NGFA’s Country Elevator Conference this
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Morning Market Insight

December 5, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Patron Meetings are going on today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Click here to find the time and place for your WG
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Morning Market Insight

October 20, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Have you signed up to receive text alerts and daily bids from your nearest WG location yet? The process is easy and customizable for multiple locations to follow. [MORE]

Morning Market Insight

October 19, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manger

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
Corn ended up steady yesterday after spend most of the time in positive territory. It gave up the gains when the soy complex rolled
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Morning Market Insight

October 18, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Have you signed up for text bids and alerts for your nearest WG location? Keep current on bids, extended delivery hours and more by signing up for text alerts  on the “ [MORE]

Morning Market Insight

October 17, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 1
Higher again overnight as the Dec made another run at the $3.60 mark we have been talking about for the past week. Weekly progress
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Morning Market Insight

October 14, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 4
Yesterday the corn market gained back everything lost on Wednesday and more!   Overnight we were able to trade above the $3.50
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Morning Market Insight

October 13, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Export sales out tomorrow due to Monday’s holiday.

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 1
The USDA report was somewhat uneventful with the corn
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Morning Market Insight

October 12, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

The October USDA WASDE report will be released at 11am this morning.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 1
Corn finished +2¼ cents higher
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Morning Market Insight

October 11, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

October USDA S/D Report is to be released tomorrow at 11 am.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
The average trade estimate for the size of
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Morning Market Insight

August 26, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady
Do you have any Non-GMO corn in the bin? Or growing in your field? If you do, contact Travis @ 605-725-8310 about potential marketing
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Morning Market Insight

August 25, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady
Profarmer tour participants had mud on their boots across IA and IL yesterday. They will finish up in IA today and both legs will meet
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Morning Market Insight

August 24, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
Not much to talk about other than the ProFarmer tour that is in its 3rd day today. Yesterday’s tour stops resulted in a NE
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Morning Market Insight

August 23, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:40 – Down 3
The ProFarmer Tour got underway yesterday as one leg started in Sioux Falls and ventured to Grand Island, NE while the eastern leg
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Morning Market Insight

August 22, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 3
The ProFarmer crop tour gets underway this week and should provide the market with some info to chew on. They begin the tour with legs
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Morning Market Insight

June 28, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Markets are running higher this morning…….

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 10
Uncertain weather forecasts have the markets higher this
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Morning Market Insight

June 27, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

All about the weather forecasts……Coverage of weekend rain for U.S. corn and soybeans was lower than expected and thus we were higher in the overnight session.


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Morning Market Insight

May 6, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

May USDA Supply/Demand report is out next Tuesday, May 10th.

CORN: As of 7:40 – Up 2
The corn market was weaker on Thursday
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Morning Market Insight

Cinco de Mayo 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady to Up 1
China continues to deal with its large stockpile of corn and with price supports falling, the producer there has reacted
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Morning Market Insight

May 2, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 - Down 2
Both July and Dec corn contracts held their 200 day moving average to finish the week on Friday. Crop Progress report (release at 3:00 PM CDT)
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The April Rally - Just what we were wishing/hoping/praying for!!!

The market has rallied and we have made some new crop sales…….now what?


The recent rally in the soybean market has pushed the price to levels most thought were not attainable just weeks ago. The latter half of April provided the market with some cause
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Morning Market Insight

March 10, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
USDA WASDE report was out yesterday and as most expected, it provided us with no changes to the March balance sheet on corn. Carryout
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Morning Market Insight

March 8, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Signup for the 2016 Market Base Builder Program is underway! Check with your nearest Grain Marketing Specialist to find out how to enroll some of your New Crop 2016 bushels of Corn,
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Morning Market Insight

March 7, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Signup for the 2016 Market Base Builder Program is underway! Check with your nearest Grain Marketing Specialist to find out how to enroll some of your NC 2016 bushels of Corn, Soybeans, or
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Weekly Market Outlook

This week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading is out.  Check it out here.  


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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  A quick look at the upcoming USDA Ag Outlook Forum as well as corn exports, and ongoing happenings with the South American crop.


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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook video from Advance Trading.  An 8 minute look into South American conditions and production, export changes and most importantly......weather.


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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook video from Advance Trading. Now that the calendar is quickly nearing the end of Jan, Brian delves into the export situation for both corn and soybeans and also digs a little
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Morning Market Insight

January 15, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Steady close yesterday on corn in light of the weakness in the wheat complex. Some chatter of ethanol plants slowing down grind as
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Morning Market Insight

January 14, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
The corn market was slightly higher yesterday as the market continues to digest Tuesday’s report. Export sales just out this
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Morning Market Insight

January 13, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:35 – Up 1
Corn traded mostly in negative territory prior to the report yesterday, then traded well into positive territory for the balance of the
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Morning Market Insight

January 12, 2016
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

USDA WASDE report is out today at 11:00 am. We will also get quarterly stocks and winter wheat seedings.  Get your target orders placed If you would like to watch a certain price
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Morning Market Insight

January 11, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 3
USDA reported an export sale this morning of 152,400 tons of corn to unknown destinations. Overnight was weaker along with
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook video from Advance Trading.  A quick look at export pace, competion, and weather events affecting world markets for both corn and soybeans.

Merry Christmas
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Morning Market Insight

December 11, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Last Call for signing up bushels in the Winter Market Base Builder Program!  Today is the final day to sign up bushels as pricing begins on Monday!
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Morning Market Insight

December 10, 2015

Travis Antonsen

Producer Marketing Manager
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Morning Market Insight

December 9, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Reminder…..The USDA December WASDE report is out at 11 am today.

AND Friday, Dec 11th is the deadline for signing up bushels in the Winter Market Base Builder
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Morning Market Insight

October 15, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
We traded lower yesterday as a lack of fresh bullish news dampened buying enthusiasm. Corn planting pace in S America is off to a
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Morning Market Insight

October 14, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 1
Yesterday corn was a reluctant follower of soybeans and wheat, it ended up closing 3 ¾ higher on the day. Export inspections
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Morning Market Insight

October 13, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Harvest progress is out this afternoon due to yesterday’s government holiday. Trade is expecting progress at 40-43% complete,
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Morning Market Insight

October 1, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady

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Reminder on Soybean Moisture

The calendar says it is the last day of September and we have yet to see a killing frost across virtually all of the Wheat Growers trade area. This is a little unusual for us in the Dakotas, but what is normal anymore? With the absence of frost, our abundant summer moisture, and great crop
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Morning Market Insight

August 21, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady to up a penny

We were steady overnight after posting gains for the third straight day. The ProFarmer tour will have their
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Morning Market Insight

August 20, 2015

Travis Antonsen, Producer Marketing Manager 

Today is the last day for Dakotafest, stop by and see us at Booth 14 on Seed Row.

Much of the same price action as previous days as corn is holding steady and gaining a little on reports
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Morning Market Insight

August 18, 2015

Travis Antonsen

Stop by and see us at booth SR14 at Dakotafest today and tomorrow.

Corn is up slightly overnight after closing higher yesterday.  The ProFarmer crop tour is in it's third day today and is finding
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Morning Market Insight

August 17, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Stop by and see us at booth SR14 at Dakotafest Tuesday through Thursday this week.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 3
Heavy rains across parts
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  


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Weekly Market Outlook

Lets talk about the markets.......this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.

Crop development, pollination, and progress as we pass through the mid point of summer.  Also touching on
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Weekly Market Outlook

Lets talk about the markets.......this week's Market Outlook video is out from Advance Trading.  Fresh off today's Quarterly Stocks and Planted Acreage report.

Discussing conditions and
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Morning Market Insight

June 26, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Too much rain in places has the grain markets significantly higher this morning......Give us a call to help you protect some of these gains!!


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Morning Market Insight

June 23, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Follow through buying overnight after yesterday afternoon’s crop progress/condition report confirmed lower ratings.

CORN: As of 7:45 –
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Morning Market Insight

June 22, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady
Moisture and severe weather events have been very common across the upper plains over the past 4-5 days. Friday’s Cattle
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Weekly Market Outlook

Lets talk about the markets.......This week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  Being in the midst of the growing season, conditions and crop progress are at the forefront of the factors affecting
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Weekly Market Outlook

Click on the link for this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  Focus is on planting progress and conditions as we transition into June.


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Weekly Market Outlook

This week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading has been posted.  

A closer look at the first crop condition ratings for the 2015 US corn crop as well as the soybean planting progess for
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading. Changing gears a little bit.......Who to talk to and what information to seek out to enhance your marketing efforts.  

"Its
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.....Fresh off of todays USDA's WASDE report.


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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Video from Advance Trading.  Planting progress and implications......and a touch on S American production.


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Morning Market Insight

May 1, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

It’s May Day….. CME has new daily price limits that take effect today and will be in place till Nov 1st: Corn $0.30 (up from 0.25), Beans still at $0.70, and KC Wheat still at
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Morning Market Insight

April 30, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Today is first notice day on May futures contracts. Cash bids are now versus the July futures.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 1
The weekly EIA numbers
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Morning Market Insight

April 29, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 3
Planters roll….this has some in the trade worried that we will see more corn acres and that is why we saw beans rally on corn
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Morning Market Insight

April 28, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 1
Export inspections for last week were solid at 51 million bushels, about 10 more than needed on a weekly pace to hit the USDA export
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Morning Market Insight

April 27, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
Traditional funds with futures and options increased their net short by 18k contracts last week to a net short of about 105k contracts.
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Weekly Market Outlook

Take a look at this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading. Touching on planting progress that is a little behind average, short term moisture outlook, and price volatility.  South American
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  The Planting Intentions report is behind us, now the trade is transitioning focus to weather and impacts on actual planted acres.  Plus
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading...... fresh off today's USDA Planting Intentions and Quarterly Stocks report.


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Morning Market Insight

3-31-2015
Lee Sanderson
Grain Marketing Specialist

Quarterly Stocks and Prospective Planting Report out today at 11:00 AM

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Weekly Market Outlook

This week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading is out......  We have one week to go before the March 31st Planting Intentions and Quarterly Stocks report.....what should we be looking for?


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Morning Market Insight

March 11th, 2015
Drew Johnson
Grain Marketing Specialist

The deadline to enroll corn and soybean bushels, for a new crop sale, in our Market Base Builder program is this Friday March 13th. Call your local Grain Marketing Specialist or
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  Fresh off the March WASDE report out this morning.


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Morning Market Insight

March 6, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend…….Couple that with the warmer temps in the forecast and it suddenly feels like Spring!

CORN: As of 7:45
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Morning Market Insight

March 5, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

BRRRR…….Hopefully this is the last morning of subzero temps for months!  Single digit readings plunging into southern KS this am.

CORN: As of 7:45
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Morning Market Insight

March 4, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Have you enrolled portions of your 2015 corn or soybean production into our new Market Base Builder pricing program yet?
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Morning Market Insight

March 3, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 2
Export inspections released yesterday showed 50.4 million bushels of corn loaded. This was higher than last week’s tally of 35.8 and
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Morning Market Insight

March 2, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Check out our new Market Base Builder contract as a way to get some New Crop bushels sold in a seasonally favorable time period.  Signup deadline is March 13th.
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook video from Advance Trading.  A brief look at the numbers released from last week's USDA Ag Outlook Forum.


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Weekly Market Outlook

This week's Market Outlook video is out......Weather, Markets, and a look at the USDA Ag Outlook conference going on tomorrow and Friday of this week.


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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook video.  Coverage on yesterday's USDA Supply/Demand report.


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Weekly Market Outlook

Take a few minutes to take a look at this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  South American weather and crop conditions are still on the forefront.  Also a quick look at next week's
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading......We are nearing the end of January and South American soybean production is in it's most critical crop stage.  As well as a US Exports
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Morning Market Insight

January 20, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

With the warming temps have you checked your grain stored on the farm? We have seen some cases of farm bins heating up and causing some damage.


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Weekly Market Outlook

This week’s Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading…….fresh off the Jan USDA reports. Also looking at SAM weather update, export trends, and how outside markets may affect US producers going
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Morning Market Insight

January 9, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 3
Weaker yesterday as export sales were a disappointing 15.3 mbu. The focus has turned to Monday when the USDA will release a series of
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Morning Market Insight

January 8, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady
Ethanol production released yesterday was lower for the second week in a row. Production dropped from 972,000 barrels/day to 949,000
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Morning Market Insight

January 7, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Dangerously cold wind chills today and tomorrow.....be careful if you are out and about!!!

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out the first Market Outlook video of 2015 from Advance Trading! Touching on growing conditions in South America and how to manage through the potential weather driven market volatility. Finishing up with a
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Morning Market Insight

January 6, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 2
March corn traded 10 higher yesterday and gained back what was lost on the New Years Eve selloff. We are seeing some positive gains in
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Morning Market Insight

January 5, 2015
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 6
Rebounding this morning after the weakness we experience before and after the new year……technical buying? March corn is
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out the final Market Outlook video for 2014….. Featuring an in-depth South American discussion as they enter critical points in their growing season. Wishing you the best in 2015!


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Weekly Market Outlook

This week’s Market Outlook video from Advance Trading.  A little more indepth look into what is going on with Brazil's soybean crop and potential for their double crop of corn.  We wish you and
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Morning Market Insight

December 19, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 5
Corn was a follower of wheat higher yesterday, and looks to be a follower lower today. It was made official that China is accepting
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Morning Market Insight

December 18, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Have you downloaded the Wheat Growers Mobile App for your smart phone or tablet to keep up to date on cash prices, futures movements, weather, and market news?


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Morning Market Insight

December 17, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 3
Stronger this morning after a fairly quiet trading day yesterday. There was an article in Reuters yesterday saying the Chinese have
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Weekly Market Outlook

Take a look at this week's Market Outlook Video from Advance Trading.  Invest 8 minutes into an updated review of fundamental factors affecting grain price direction.

Contact your nearest WG
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Morning Market Insight

December 16, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 3
March corn traded up to $4.12 yesterday, its highest level since July 10th, before settling a penny higher on the day. Dec corn
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Morning Market Insight

December 15, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 1
Some rumblings surfaced Friday that China’s acceptance of MIR 162 is imminent. This comes on the heels of announcements out of
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Weekly Market Outlook

Check out this week's Market Outlook clip  from Advance Trading......we are taking a look at trade expectations of the USDA December WASDE Report that is due out at 11 am today as well as other fundamental
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Weekly Market Outlook

Do you have 8 minutes to take a look at this week's Market Outlook video from Advance Trading?  An in-depth rundown of all the ins and outs of fundamental factors affecting grain price action......

As always, call your nearest
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Morning Market Insight

November 28, 2014

Happy day after Thanksgiving......

Grain markets were closed overnight and will reopen at 8 and trade until noon today.  Early calls on the open are steady to lower on corn and soybeans, and 2-4 higher on Wheat.

Crude oil values are
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Morning Market Insight

November 25, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 2
We are all but finished with this year’s corn harvest as USDA is showing nationwide progress at 94% complete, just ahead of the
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Morning Market Insight

November 24, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2

Corn faced a late sell off on Friday to push us back to unchanged for the day after pushing back up towards the $3.94 mark on the March
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Morning Market Insight

October 31, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Reminder……Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend with clocks setting back an hour on Saturday night/Sunday Morning.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down
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Morning Market Insight

October 30, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Trading lower this morning after making new highs for the move yesterday and into the overnight…….

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady

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Morning Market Insight

October 29, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

With the recent price jumps, do you have your Target Orders placed and working to capture your desired price?  

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP
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Morning Market Insight

October 28, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Big gains yesterday led by the Soy complex……follow through buying in the overnight session.

Have you downloaded the Wheat Grower Mobile App yet to keep
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Morning Market Insight

October 27, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Markets all lower in the overnight session after a good harvest weekend…..

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 2
Dec corn made
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Morning Market Insight

October 10, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

USDA Supply/Demand Report is out at 11 am……Markets are all lower this morning.

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Morning Market Insight

October 9, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

USDA Supply/Demand report is out tomorrow at 11am.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Weekly export sales out this morning were
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Morning Market Insight

October 8, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Wheat Growers Mobile App puts you ALL of our Cash bids at your fingertips…..have you installed it yet on your smart phone or tablet?

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Morning Market Insight

October 7, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Crop progress out yesterday afternoon indicated 17% of the crop was harvested, 5% from last week. This was below trade expectations
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Morning Market Insight

October 6, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

All grains are higher on the board this morning…….

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 5
The growing
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Morning Market Insight

September 12, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Stay on top of cash prices, futures markets, and info with the Wheat Growers Grain Marketing App!


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Morning Market Insight

September 11, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

The markets all look to trade lower into the USDA Sept WASDE Report, which is out at 11 am today….see average trade guesses in the tables below.

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Morning Market Insight

September 10, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager


September USDA Supply/Demand report is out tomorrow morning @ 11:00 AM. 

CORN: As of 7:30 – Steady
Corn
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Morning Market Insight

September 9, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Have you seen our new Wheat Growers Mobile App?

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 3

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Morning Market Insight

September 8, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 7
Talk of a cool down and potential for frost in the upper plains had the market on edge to finish out the week. This morning we are
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Wheat Growers New Mobile App

Stay up-to-date on the latest markets, weather, and more with the new Wheat Growers mobile app for smartphones and tablets.  This innovative app shows you up-to-the-minute
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Morning Market Insight

August 22, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager


CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 1
The ProFarmer Tour wrapped up in Rochester, MN yesterday and final estimates will be released this afternoon at 1:30 PM.
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Morning Market Insight

August 18, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Wheat Growers will be at Dakotafest this week……stop by and visit us along seed row at booth SR14.

Corn As of 7:45 – Up 3
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Morning Market Insight

8-12-14
Cutter Murray
Grain Marketing Specialist


USDA REPORT OUT @ 11:00 AM. DO YOU HAVE YOUR TARGETS IN?

Corn as of 7:45- Down 1
National good/excellent conditions on US corn was steady
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Morning Market Insight

July 25, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Condo storage leases are available......check with your local Wheat Growers location or Grain Marketing Specialist for details!

CORN: As of 7:45 – Dn
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Morning Market Insight

July 24, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Green numbers on the screen for a second day in a row!

CORN: As of 7:15 – Up 3
Corn closed up a couple cents higher yesterday after trading
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Morning Market Insight

July 23, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

 

CORN: As of 7:00 – Steady
Corn futures started the day in positive territory yesterday before turning south again, finishing down 4 on the
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Morning Market Insight

July 22, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 1
Crop conditions out yesterday were unchanged from last week on a nationwide level (76%), however SD dropped 4 percentage points in the
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Crop Conditions for June 9th

Today marked the second week of Corn conditions and the first glimpse at Soybean and Spring Wheat ratings.

CORN: Nationwide the corn crop is rated at 75% Good/Excellent, down 1% from last week. SD ratings improved 3 percentage points this week at 85% G/E. ND ratings were down 2% to
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Morning Market Insight

June 6, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Tough week on grains……Funds were net sellers of another 7,000 contracts yesterday and continue to trim their long position.

CORN: As of
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Morning Market Insight

June 4, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

A weak day all around commodities yesterday, but seeing posive numbers on the screen this morning for corn, beans, and wheat.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 1
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Morning Market Insight

June 3, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Crop Progress and nearly ideal growing conditions continue to put pressure on prices.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 3

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Morning Market Insight

June 2, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 4
Weekend rains were fairly widespread and heavy in areas places. We get our first glimpse of the year at the Corn condition ratings on
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Morning Market Insight

May 22, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 5
Playing second fiddle to soybeans this week. The weather looks favorable for the corn crop if you were dry enough to get it planted. Weekly
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Morning Market Insight

April 17, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

With the busy spring planting season just around the corner, do you have your pre-plant checklist complete?
Are your grain sales objectives and target
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Morning Market Insight

April 16, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Reminder: The grain markets will be closed for Good Friday and will reopen again on Monday.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady, NC Down 1

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Morning Market Insight

April 15, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Today is the deadline to file your Federal Income Taxes….do you have your tax return postmarked yet?

CORN: As of 7:45 – Down 3

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Morning Market Insight

April 14, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Up 4
Weekend precip across much of the cornbelt into the delta will put the brakes on corn planting for a few days. USDA Planting progress
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Morning Market Insight

March 14, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

National Pie (π) Day today……3.14…..

CORN:  As of 7:45 – STEADY
A little weaker yesterday as it
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Morning Market Insight

March 13, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

WHEAT:  As of 7:45 – MPLS UP 7, KC UP 4
I’m changing things up a little and am going to lead with Wheat since that was the market leader
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Morning Market Insight

March 4, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

It’s Fat Tuesday!

CORN:  As of 7:45 – Down 4
Stronger markets fueled by Black Sea conflict carried into
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Morning Market Insight

March 3, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

My calendar is marked that March did indeed come in like a lion!!  A really…..cold……lion.

CORN:  As of 7:45 –
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Morning Market Insight

February 28, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager   

TARGETS, TARGETS, TARGETS……Do you have your Target Orders in and working?  On the big run up in soybean market yesterday we filled many old
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Morning Market Insight

February 27, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:30 – Down 3
Corn traded both sides of unchanged yesterday before closing slightly lower.  The rally early in the day was supported by
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Morning Market Insight

February 26, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:30 – Down 2
The corn market is having a tough time trading thru the $4.56 area on the March contract AND the $4.69 ½ level on the
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Morning Market Insight

February 25, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:30 – Steady
When the dust finally settled yesterday, the corn market ended up at close to even money on the day after spending most of the
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Morning Market Insight

February 24, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – Down 5
Export sales out on Friday were better than expected at 27 million bushels on the week, but the corn market was overshadowed a
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Morning Market Insight

February 20, 2014
Matt Erickson
Grain Marketing Specialist

Corn – Down 2

Funds have been buyers of 30,000 contracts in the last three days, building a long position heading into the spring and summer months. Corn
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Winter Grain Marketing Meetings

Winter Marketing Meetings start tomorrow and finish up on Thursday.  Have you RSVP'd?  I have attached the schedule of times and places.  This year we will be featuring Jeff Hainline from Advance Trading to share his insights on grain outlook.

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Morning Market Insight

January 28, 2014
Cutter Murray
Grain Marketing Specialist – St Lawrence


Corn as of 7:45-Down 1

Corn was fractionally mixed overnight as CH sees a 1 3/4 cent trading range; CZ sees a 1 cent trading range.
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Morning Market Insight

January 27, 2014
Cutter Murray
Grain Marketing Specialist – St Lawrence

Corn: As of 7:45 Unchanged
US cattle of feed down 5.4% from last year. March 31st stocks will re-estimate feed use.   Funds short 38,000
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Morning Market Insight

January 10, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

It’s all about the report……due out at 11:00 AM.  It is setting up for some highly volatile swings, do you have targets placed for your price
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Morning Market Insight

January 9, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – Down 2
A big push from the funds on the close as nearly 33,000 contracts traded in the last 5 minutes of trade yesterday
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Morning Market Insight

January 8, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – Steady
We traded through the 20 day moving average on the March contract yesterday, but couldn’t manage to close above it. 
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Morning Market Insight

January 7, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

January Crop Production, Winter Wheat Seeding, and Quarterly Grain stocks reports will be released Friday, Jan 10th @ 11:00 am.  See estimates below.....


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Morning Market Insight

January 6, 2014
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – Up 3
More reports of China rejections of US cargoes of corn and DDGS.  The first Ukraine boats are arriving at Chinese ports to
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Morning Market Insight

December 20, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

A daily dose of optimism on the last official day of AUTUMN……..after tomorrow, the days start getting longer!

CORN:  As of
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Morning Market Insight

December 19, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – UP 1
Informa released their 2014 acreage estimate today pegging corn acreage at 91.85 mln, slightly higher than the 91.5 Nov
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Morning Market Insight

December 18, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – DN 1
Talk of weather getting too dry in Argentina which could reduce corn seedings, was enough of a spark for the funds to buy an estimated
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Morning Market Insight

December 17, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:30 – Steady
Corn closed lower yesterday as export inspections were below trade expectations.  Trade talks with China are scheduled
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Morning Market Insight

December 16, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – DN 4
Fund selling continues into this morning’s trade.  The cash corn story continues to be high rail freight costs and
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Morning Market Insight

December 6, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

The December USDA Supply/Demand report is due out next Tuesday.  (See the trade estimates in the table below)

CORN: As of 7:45 -
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Morning Market Insight

December 5, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – DN 5
Yesterday corn found support from the funds covering some of their rather large short positions.  They are estimated to have
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Morning Market Insight

December 4, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

BBBRRRRR…….. and more Arctic air is on the way!

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Morning Market Insight

December 3, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – DN 1
Export inspections were at 35.7 MBU, just above the expected 25-30.  Talk of China continuing to find cargos of corn
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Morning Market Insight

November 15, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Informa Economics is out with acreage estimates this morning.

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady
Ethanol production levels were
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Morning Market Insight

November 14, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – Steady
Funds added to their short position yesterday and conversely added to their long bean position. Still no decision from the EPA on
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Morning Market Insight

November 13, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN: As of 7:45 – UP 2
Corn was steady to lower on the close yesterday as funds were once again sellers of an estimated 6,000 contracts. Harvest progress
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Morning Market Insight

11-12-13
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

BRRRRR!!!!!!!

Due to the observance
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Morning Market Insight

November 11, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

A Salute to our Veterans!


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Letter to Patrons regarding wet crop and ground conditions - October 2013

Open Letter to Patrons regarding wet crop and ground conditions – October 2013

The calendar has rolled into the last half of October and with it we have been provided with some abundant moisture. This has been a good recharge for our subsoil moisture as well
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Morning Market Insight

October 10, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Have you seen our ‘menu’ of all the Grain Marketing Options we offer? More than just storage, we have alternatives that
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Morning Market Insight

October 9, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – STEADY
Rumors floating around yesterday that China had booked upwards of 900,000 MT of corn, but were still unconfirmed as we went home
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Morning Market Insight

October 8, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

CORN:  As of 7:45 – DOWN 2
Fairly quiet as the government shutdown continues and harvest gets underway again after the rain/snow event is past
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Morning Market Insight

October 7, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Due to the Government Shutdown don’t expect to see any weekly export inspections or Crop Conditions reports today….. It also appears unlikely that the WASDE & Crop Production
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Morning Market Insight

September 6, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Informa economics is scheduled to release their estimate of the Sept 12 USDA report this morning. Rain chances look fairly light for the next 5 days, except for the far northern plains.


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Morning Market Insight

September 4, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Above normal temps now and into the foreseeable future (6-10 day) coupled with little, to no precip is getting this crop to maturity fairly quick!

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Morning Market Insight

September 3, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Weekend rains that were forecasted for the Labor Day weekend turned out to be disappointing and thus we have the soybean market surging higher to start the week.

CORN: As
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Morning Market Insight

August 2, 2013
Travis Antonsen 
Producer Marketing Manager

Forecasted highs for the next 5 days in Aberdeen are in the upper 70’s.  it sure doesn’t feel like we are in or even close to the ‘dog days’ of summer!


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Morning Market Insight

August 1, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager


Corn: As of 7:15 – Nearby Down 3, NC Down 5

Nearby ethanol margins improved yesterday as ethanol price outpaced corn higher yesterday. EIA report
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Morning Market Insight

July 31, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn: As of 7:45 –  Nearby Up 1, NC Down 3
Corn traded both sides yesterday before closing 4 higher on the Dec contract. Temperatures for the next couple of
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Morning Market Insight

July 30, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Is it “Turnaround Tuesday” or just the dead cat bounce?

Corn: As of 7:00 – Up 3
Crop conditions yesterday showed 63% of
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Morning Market Insight

July 29, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn: As of 7:45 – Down 1
Nice, cool weekend across much of the nation. Record lows (low 40’s) were set in Aberdeen both Saturday and Sunday morning. While
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Morning Market Insight

July 15th, 2013
Lynn Miller – Grain Originator, Grebner

CORN: 7:30 August -7 1/2 : New Crop -7 1/4
REMARKS: Expiration of the July contracts sure wreaked havoc on the markets Friday. We traded lower all night as weather and the
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Morning Market Insight

June 28, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Join us this afternoon and evening in Aberdeen as we celebrate Wheat Growers 90th
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Morning Market Insight

June 27, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Old crop/New Crop Spread trade made up the bulk of the activity yesterday as traders position for tomorrow’s Quarterly Stocks and Planted Acreage report. Below is the convenience table
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Morning Market Insight

June 26, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

The market patiently awaits Friday’s Quarterly Stocks and Planted Acreage report.  We will have trade estimates in tomorrow’s Morning Market Insight.


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Morning Market Insight

June 25, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 – Nearby UP 4, NC UP 1
Values were under pressure yesterday as the trade was weighing good weather conditions and an expected improvement
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Morning Market Insight

June 24, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manger

Corn:  As of 7:45 – July Down 8, Dec Down 13
Weather conditions for most of the country is OK to Good for crop development and has the market weaker
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Morning Market Insight

June 14, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Happy Flag Day!

Corn:  As of 7:45 – Nearby UP 6, New Crop STEADY
Corn continued to slide yesterday on more fund selling following
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Morning Market Insight

June 3, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Grains are starting off the week stronger, led by soybeans.  We get our first glimpse at USDA Weekly Crop Conditions this afternoon along with Planting Progress.


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Morning Market Insight

May 24, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

In observance of Memorial Day, markets will be closed on
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Morning Market Insight

May 23, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 – Down 4
Values were strong yesterday for both old and new crop prices on stronger ethanol and export news.  Weekly ethanol
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Morning Market Insight

May 22, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn: As of 7:45 - July Down 2, Dec Up 3
Old crop corn was under pressure yesterday, trading $0.10 lower.  Decent ethanol and poultry margins has some end users
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Morning Market Insight

May 21, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 – July Down 13, NC Down 8
Planting Progress numbers released yesterday confirmed the torrent pace of planting last week as we sowed 43% of
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Morning Market Insight

May 20, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Weather, Planting Progress, and Old Crop movement…..

Corn:  As of 7:45 – Nearby Up 1, New Crop Down 1
Informa released acreage
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Morning Market Insight

April 22nd,2013
Drew Johnson
Grain Originator

 

Corn as of 8:00am. 7 lower.    Dec. 10 lower.

Markets drifting lower this morning as funds continue to liquidate their positions before we get
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Morning Market Insight

April 19, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 – Up 3
May corn closed 16 cents lower yesterday, weakening the inverse to the July futures.  According to research firm Shanghai JC
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Morning Market Insight

April 18, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Big rains across IA, IL, and MO in the past 24 hours (see below Wheat comments).  Mississippi River gauges are on the rise and expected to be at minor to moderate flood stages by the
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Morning Market Insight

April 17, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Yesterday’s theme…….“Turnaround Tuesday” in most commodities after Monday’s selloff. Corn and beans gained 16 cents on nearby months.  Dec corn
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Morning Market Insight

April 16, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Outside markets never let up yesterday as all sectors took a beating, led by Gold having its largest down day in over 30 years (down 14% in 2 days).  The weakness started when
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Morning Market Insight

April 15, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Winter doesn’t want to let go!!  The moisture is very appreciated though.

Corn:  As of 8:00 Down 10
It looks to be all
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Taking Advantage of Market Volatility Around USDA Report Releases

Today's USDA release of the April Supply/Demand report again provided us ample amounts of market volatility just seconds after the first numbers hit the news wires.  What a great opportunity for filling a Working Target Order! 

One thing
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Morning Market Insight

March 14, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:55 – Steady
May corn futures closed 4 lower yesterday after trading down near $7.00 early in the session.   Weekly ethanol
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Morning Market Insight

March 13, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 – Up 1
Corn market was higher for a third straight day as funds were buyers of around 6,000 contracts.  The trade is focused on the
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Morning Market Insight

March 12, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 – Up 1
Yesterday corn enjoyed follow thru buying from Friday’s gains and closed 8 higher on the May contract, the highest we have
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Morning Market Insight

March 11, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Welcome back Daylight Savings Time! 

Corn: As of 7:45 – Up 2
Old crop corn futures closed 12 higher on Friday following USDA’s S/D report
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Morning Market Insight

February 8, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

It was great to see many of you at our Marketing Meetings in Roscoe and Aberdeen yesterday.  There are still opportunities to catch a meeting today as we will be at Fisher Grove
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Morning Market Insight

February 7, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Winter Marketing Meetings kick off today in Roscoe @ 10am and Aberdeen @ 2pm.  Tomorrow we head to Redfield and Huron. 
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Morning Market Insight

February 6, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Reminder – Winter Marketing Meetings are Thursday and Friday.  Click here for more
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Morning Market Insight

February 5, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Wheat Growers Winter Marketing Meetings are in Roscoe and Aberdeen this Thursday, and in Redfield and Huron on Friday.....contact your nearest location or Grain Marketing
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Morning Market Insight

February 4, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

According to Punxsutawney Phil we only have 6 weeks of winter remaining! 

Corn:  As of  7:45 - Up 2
Corn is trading
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Morning Market Insight

January 4, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Markets were quietly firmer in the overnight session as the market awaits this morning’s release of Export Sales, Weekly Energy stocks and production,  as well as
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Morning Market Insight

January 3, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:50 - Down 4
Yesterday’s early enthusiasm following the fiscal deal in Washington quickly faded for Ag commodities with most trading lower on
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Morning Market Insight

January 2, 2013
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Happy New Year!

Overnight markets did not trade due to the New Year’s Day Holiday.  Trade resumes at 9:30 this morning and early calls look to be
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Morning Market Insight

December 26, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

From all of us at Wheat Growers, we hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!


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Morning Market Insight

December 21, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 - Up 5
Corn was lower yesterday on weakness in soybeans as well as continued poor export sales numbers.  Argentina’s Ag Ministry
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Morning Market Insight

December 20th, 2012
By: Lynn Miller – Grain Originator, Grebner


CORN:  7:55 Trading -13 ¾
Fundamentally there is no new news around the market place making it seem impossible at this point to rally the
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Morning Market Insight

December 6, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

It feels like this week has been much like a broken record: Declining Mississippi River levels……South American Precip……Slow Corn export demand……US
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Morning Market Insight

December 5, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 - Steady
Yesterday corn was a little lower in the nearby months on slow demand, and higher in the deferred months (July forward). 
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Morning Market Insight

December 4, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:45 Down 2
Yesterday corn traded double digits higher before the lower than expected export inspections were released and caused the market to
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Morning Market Insight

December 3, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:40 - Up 11
The market is trading higher this morning mainly on excessive rains in Argentina.  With just a little over 50% of the corn
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Morning Market Insight

Markets will be open from 9:30 till noon today.  Wheat Growers locations are closed today, however if you need to sell grain, contact the grain desk at 888-429-4902 ext 8409 or 605-725-8310.  Early calls are 1-2 higher on corn and wheat, 2-3 higher on soybeans.


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Morning Market Insight

November 5th, 2012
Lynn Miller – Grain Originator, Grebner

CORN:   7:50 Trading +2 ½
Fear and uncertainty seem to be the drivers in the market place as of late.  No one really wants to be risk heavy coming
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Morning Market Insight

October 30, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:40, Up 4
Crop Progress Reports were delayed due to Hurricane Sandy’s encroachment on the east coast yesterday.  We did get export
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Morning Market Insight

October 26, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:40 Unchanged
Corn closed 12 cents lower yesterday as disappointing export numbers yesterday weighed on the market.  Basis levels are firming
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Morning Market Insight

October 25, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:35 Down 2
As we put the finishing touches on another harvest season, we pause to give thanks and revisit what key influences and decisions had
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Morning Market Insight

October 24, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:40 UP 2
The corn market was lower yesterday on lack of fresh news and weak outside markets.  Equity markets were hit hard as the S&P 500 dropped 1.5%,
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Morning Market Insight

October 23, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:20 Down 4
As mentioned yesterday, export inspections were even lower than the already low expectations.  Nationwide harvest is nearly wrapped up as
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Morning Market Insight

October 22, 2012

Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 8:00 UP 3
This morning corn is trading a little higher on some noncommercial buying interest as we approach Friday’s highs around the $7.69 level on the Dec
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Oct Crop Report Recap

The October USDA Supply/Demand report was out this morning and has the grain markets significantly higher as of 8:00 am.

Corn:  Lowered yield to by 0.8 bu/A, lowered exports by 100 million bu.  This combined with a smaller carry-in number dropped projected
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Morning Market Insight

September 14, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Overnight we saw follow through from the news yesterday of the Fed policy changes.  The Feds new plan is to buy $40 billion per month of mortgaged backed securities while continuing with operation
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Morning Market Insight

Overnight trade is mixed with wheat and corn to the plus side this morning.
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Morning Market Insight

September 12, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

USDA Supply/Demand Report released this morning.

Corn: As of 7:45 Down 17
The USDA September Supply/Demand Report was released this morning and showed total production
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Morning Market Insight

September 11, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

As we mark another year of the anniversary of 9-11, don’t forget to take a moment to remember those who lost their lives 11 years ago today and for those who continue to serve to keep ours free.


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Morning Market Insight

September 7, 2012
Drew Johnson
Grain Marketing Specialist

Corn
As of 7:20am Old crop up 1 New crop up 1

Corn followed wheat yesterday as Egypt decided to get into the market. Yesterday also brought out multiple private yield
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August 10 USDA Supply/Demand Estimates

Tomorrow morning at 7:30 the USDA will release it's August WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) report. 

Will we see them drop their production numbers to levels the market has been trading?  What will they do with projected ethanol grind, feed
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Morning Market Insight

August 3, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:50 – Down 1
The corn market closed around a nickel lower yesterday as we saw outside market forces weighing on commodities.  The dollar rallied and put
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Morning Market Insight

August 2, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:50 – Down 9
For the second day in a row the overnight markets traded higher and turned lower after midnight.  Yesterday’s weekly ethanol production
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Morning Market Insight

August 1, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Want the latest markets, Wheat Growers cash bids and local weather at your fingertips? View the Wheat Growers site on your mobile device by going to sdwg.mobile.agricharts.com and save it to your
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Morning Market Insight

July 31, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:30 Up 2
USDA Crop Progress report was released yesterday afternoon, and as expected Corn Good/Excellent ratings dropped 2 percentage points to 24% G/E.  There
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July 30th Crop Condition/Progress Report

Weekly Crop Conditions released this afternoon showed a continued drop in Corn and Soybean conditions - not surprising.  Corn was down 2 percentage points in the Good/Excellent category this week to 24%.  Most notable changes were MN down 5% (rated 56% G/E) and SD down 4%, but one
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Morning Market Insight

July 30, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager
 

Corn:  As of 7:30 Up 22
Disappointing rains over the weekend combined with the forecast for above normal temps to return this week has pushed the Dec contract to new
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Morning Market Insight

July 16, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:15 Up 27
For the 5th Sunday night in a row, corn traded higher and is nearing all time highs.  Hot and dry conditions over the weekend as well as a
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July 11th USDA Supply/Demand Recap

The USDA aggressively cut the US Corn yield by 20 bu/ac from their June estimate, now figuring 146 bu/ac.  This drops production by 1.82 billion bushels.  Total usage was lowered by 1.055 billion bushels with ethanol grind lowered by 100 million bushels, exports down 300 million, and
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July 9th Crop Conditions/Progress Summary

Today's Crop Progress/Conditions were released inline with market expectations - lower ratings on continued dry and warm growing conditions.  Corn was down 8% from last week and now rated at just 40% Good/Excellent.  This relates to 69%
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Morning Market Insight

July 9, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:40 Up 36
Overnight markets shrugged off Friday’s sell off and are posting strong gains again this morning.  Scattered rains were noted thru the weekend,
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Morning Market Insight

July 2, 2012
Lynn Miller – Grain Marketing Specialist

CORN:  7:45 Old Crop trading +25, New Crop +22
Well, it did rain in the Eastern Corn Belt this weekend; however, with rains scattered and no end seen to the current heat during critical
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June 25th USDA Crop Conditions/Progress Report

This afternoon's USDA Crop Conditions Report was out and as expected both Corn and Soybean ratings were lower than last week.  Corn was down 7% nationwide now rated at 56% Good/Excellent.  Most notable changes were: Illinois (Down 15%), Indiana (Down 10%), and Missouri (Down
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Morning Market Insight

June 22, 2012
Travis Antonsen              
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn: As of 7:30 Up 9
Commodity selling was the theme yesterday that seemed to start mid-morning and
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Morning Market Insight

June 21, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:40 Down 3
Markets are a little weaker overnight.  Outside markets are as well with Crude Oil down $0.70 at $80.75, Gold is down $16/ounce.  Good rains in
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Morning Market Insight

June 20, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Corn:  As of 7:40 Old down 5, New down 12
Three things seem to be the main factors affecting the grain markets the past couple days: Weather (Rain chances), Weather(soil moisture),
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Morning Market Insight

June 19, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

 

Corn: Up 11 as of 7:30 am
Yesterday July Corn closed up 20 cents and up 28 cents on the December as the market put some weather premium back into
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June 18 Crop Conditions

Today's Crop Conditions were out and were lower as expected by the trade today.  Nationwide corn was down 3% in the Good/Excellent category from last week at 63%.  Most notable declines were in Indiana (down 12%), Ohio (down 11%) and Nebraska (down 8%).  South Dakota was
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Morning Market Insight

June 18, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

In addition to weather across the corn belt, many eyes were on Greece over the weekend as elections were held again to try and determine which party held control and direction over their government.  This
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Morning Market Insight

June 12, 2012
Shelley Fuerst
Grain Originator


USDA S/D Report this morning: 
• Corn ending stocks for 2011/12=851 (no change from May)
• Soybean ending stocks for 2011/12=175 (down from 210 in May)


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June USDA Supply/Demand Report Items

Here are the Average Trade Guesses for some key portions of tomorrow's June USDA S/D report that will be released @ 7:30 am.  Last month's numbers are also referenced in parenthesis.

2011/2012 Ending Stocks
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Morning Market Insight

June 8, 2012
Travis Antonsen
Producer Marketing Manager

Outside markets are weighing on commodities this morning following yesterday’s rally.  Weather is unchanged from yesterday with warm temps coming this weekend with a chance of rain on Monday for the
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