The News & What it Means – Pessimism in the Soybean Markets & Tumbling Oil Prices

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 5, 2017

  

The news:

With big crops being harvested in South America and U.S. planted area set to increase dramatically, American producers have become decidedly more downbeat on soybean price prospects.

– Syngenta Farm, May 2, 2017
 

The News & What it Means – Farmland Values Increasing at a Slower Rate & Canadian Dollar Expected to Weaken

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 11, 2017

 

The news:

Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 % in 2016, compared to a 10.1% increase in 2015 and a 14.3 % increase in 2014.

– Farm Credit Canada farmland values report, April 7

 

Marketing Lessons Learned From a Pro

By Fred Evans – March 30, 2017

 

A young grain producer and I were recently speaking about marketing and he expressed frustration in his quest to do a good job at pricing his crops.  While he does an excellent job of producing his crops on the 1,000+ acres he farms, he feels out of his league when he ventures into the world of grain marketing at the CME.  I acknowledged his concerns and encouraged him to keep learning as much as he could about marketing, and to practice a degree of patience.

I explained to this producer that achieving a level of comfort and success with marketing often takes years.