Morning Comments March 19, 2019

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Opening calls:

Corn up 1 to 2 cents

Soybeans up 1 to 2 cents


Good morning!


Yesterday, the May corn contract closed 1 ¾ cent lower yesterday, settling at $3.71 ½, and the December contract was 1 ¼ cent lower closing at $3.94 ¾. The May soybean contract closed 3 ½ cents lower settling at $9.05 ¾, and the November contract was 3 ½ cents lower closing at $9.39. Corn and beans fell on weak export data, and the lack of fresh trade details with China, though 9.9 million bushels were exported to China last week. Brazilian President and President Trump are meeting today hoping to improve trade relations, Brazil is hoping for duty-free beef into the U.S. and the U.S. is hoping for tariffs to be removed on U.S. ethanol. In other news, China’s pork price has jumped to a 13 month high because of African Swine Fever, reducing their herd size, and China begins looking for pork to build reserves, lastly also hearing rumblings that trade is wondering if acres will go back to beans because of conditions.


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Landus Cooperative would like to thank all our sponsors for the 2019 Ventures conference happening this weekend, March 22-23.

  • Agco/GSI
  • Agri-Business Insurance Services
  • BASF
  • Calcium Products
  • CHS
  • CoBank
  • Corteva
  • Flint Hills Resources
  • FMC
  • Iowa Corn Growers Association
  • Iowa Select Farms
  • Iowa Soybean Assn
  • ISU College of Business
  • Koch Fertilizer
  • Mosaic
  • Nationwide
  • Paulsen Marketing
  • RJ O’Brien
  • Syngenta
  • Verdesian