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October 23, 2014 Ethanol Production Profits Hit the Wall   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 20, 2014 Crop Storage Issues May Be Less Severe Than Anticipated   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 13, 2014 How Many Acres of Corn Are Needed in 2015?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 6, 2014 Big Year for Ethanol   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 22, 2014 Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 15, 2014 Update on Corn and Soybean Acreage   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 10, 2014 Do Big Soybean Crops Always Get Bigger?   Continue Reading...
  John Newton, Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 8, 2014 September 1 Corn Stocks Estimate - Does It Matter?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 28, 2014 Resolution of U.S. Crop Year Price Uncertainly and Its Implications for the 2014 Farm Program Decision   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 27, 2014 What Can We Learn About Corn and Soybean Yields From Crop Tours?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and Gary Schnitkey
August 25, 2014 Looking for a Corn Consumption Response   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 11, 2014 Prospects for Corn Consumption   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 4, 2014 Where Will Beef Cows Expand?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
August 1, 2014 Updated Expected Price Distributions for Corn and Soybeans in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
July 28, 2014 Storing the 2014 Corn Crop   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 23, 2014 The 2014 U.S. Average Soybean Yield: Headed for a New Record?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 21, 2014 Corn Price Premiums Continue to Fade   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 14, 2014 How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 7, 2014 Pork: USDA Reports Help Brighten Outlook   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
July 2, 2014 One Perspective on High Yield for 2014 U.S. Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
June 30, 2014 Large Corn and Soybean Stocks and Large Crop Potential   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 23, 2014 Anticipating the Soybean Stocks and Acreage Estimates   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 11, 2014 Why Are Ethanol Prices and Production Profits So High?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 9, 2014 Importance of Month-End USDA Reports for Corn   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 2, 2014 Hog Prices Take Big Drop: What's Next?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
May 27, 2014 Planted Acres - Did the Market Get It Right?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 21, 2014 Accuracy of USDA Forecasts of Corn Ending Stocks   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
May 19, 2014 Corn Prices on the Defensive   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 12, 2014 Second Guessing USDA Projections for Corn   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 5, 2014 How Did Cattle Prices Get So High?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
April 30, 2014 Prospects for Timely Planting of the 2014 Corn Crop   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 28, 2014 Concerns about Corn Planting Progress   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 21, 2014 How Many Acres of Soybeans Are Needed?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 14, 2014 Corn Consumption Continues to Exceed Projections   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 9, 2014 The Relationship between Planting Intentions, Actual Plantings, and Prevented Plantings over 2007-2013   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
April 7, 2014 Pork: PEDv Losses Not As Large As Expected   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
March 31, 2014 USDA Estimates Reasonably Close to Expectations   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 24, 2014 Reports Continue to Support Corn and Soybean Prices   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 19, 2014 Recent Trends in the Profitability of Biodiesel Production   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 17, 2014 Anticipating the March 1 Soybean Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 14, 2014 Recent Trends in the Profitability of Ethanol Production   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 10, 2014 Calculations for March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 5, 2014 Implying the Probability of an EPA Reversal on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate from the RINs Market   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
February 28, 2014 Who Wins if the EPA Reverses Itself on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate in 2014?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 24, 2014 Potential Growth in Corn Used for Ethanol Production   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 19, 2014 Will the EPA Reverse Itself on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014? The Message from the RINs Market   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
February 17, 2014 Who's Right about Corn Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 14, 2014 The Role of Sampling Errors in Explaining Recent Surprises in USDA Corn Stocks Estimates: Part II   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
February 13, 2014 The Role of Sampling Errors in Explaining Recent Surprises in USDA Corn Stocks Estimates: Part I   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
February 7, 2014 Explanations for Recent Surprises in USDA Corn Stocks Estimates: How Well Do they Hold Up?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
January 29, 2014 Is There a Problem with USDA Grain Stocks Estimates in Corn?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
January 27, 2014 A Slower Pace of Soybean Consumption Is Needed   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 21, 2014 Comparing NASS and FSA Planted Acreage Data   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 17, 2014 Evaluation of Selected USDA WAOB and NASS Forecasts and Estimates in Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
January 13, 2014 Corn Consumption Exceeds Expectations, Now What?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 6, 2014 Pork Industry Starts Modest Expansion   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
December 30, 2013 IFES 2013: Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2014   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 16, 2013 Will China Cancel Some Soybean Purchases?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 13, 2013 Estimating the Biomass-Based Diesel Supply Curve   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
December 9, 2013 Will Corn Prices Really Be Higher Next Year?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 4, 2013 Potential Impact of Alternative RFS Outcomes for 2014 and 2015   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
December 2, 2013 Why Is Anticipating Feed and Residual Use of Corn So Difficult?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 25, 2013 Corn Market Functioning as Needed?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 18, 2013 Hogs Provide Near $7 per Bushel Corn Value   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
November 11, 2013 Corn Used for Ethanol Production   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 8, 2013 Large Corn and Soybean Crops Confirmed   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 7, 2013 How Long Should We Expect Corn and Soybean Prices to Remain Above or Below Average?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
November 4, 2013 Strong Pace of Corn and Soybean Exports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 31, 2013 More on Ethanol RINs Pricing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 30, 2013 More on Biodiesel RINs Pricing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 28, 2013 Prospects for a Rebound in Corn Prices   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 24, 2013 Biodiesel Supply, Demand, and RINs Pricing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 21, 2013 Cattle Prices Continue to Rise   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
October 17, 2013 Estimating the Biodiesel Supply Curve   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 14, 2013 Corn Prices Pressured by Both Supply and Demand Factors   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 10, 2013 What's Behind the Plunge in RINs Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 9, 2013 Ethanol Prices Drive Corn Prices, Right?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 7, 2013 Crop Acreage in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 4, 2013 E85 and the Blend Wall   Continue Reading...
  Seth Meyer, Rob Johansson and Nick Paulson
October 2, 2013 The Remarkable Foresight of Biodiesel RINs Traders   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
September 30, 2013 What's Causing Low Hog Supplies?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
September 26, 2013 RIN Update: Estimating Potential Stocks for 2014   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson and Seth Meyer
September 25, 2013 Biodiesel Supply Response to Production Profits   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
September 23, 2013 Potential Changes in Corn and Soybean Acreage Estimates   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 18, 2013 Recent Trends in Biodiesel Prices and Production Profits   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 16, 2013 Corn and Soybean Production - Some Unfinished Business   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 12, 2013 New Production and Consumption Forecasts for Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 9, 2013 Looking Ahead to the September 1 Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 6, 2013 Soybean - Corn Price Ratio Since 1975   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
September 5, 2013 Decision Time for the RFS?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 3, 2013 Another Year of Rationing for Corn or Soybeans?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 29, 2013 The Evolution of Price Expectations for Corn and Soybeans in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
August 28, 2013 USDA Corn and Soybean Production Forecasting Procedures Revisited With a Focus on Derived Ear Weights   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
August 26, 2013 Hog Outlook Turns Less Optimistic   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
August 21, 2013 Solving the Commodity Markets' Non-Convergence Puzzle   Continue Reading...
  Michael Adjemian, Philip Garcia, Scott Irwin, and Aaron Smith,
August 19, 2013 Large Number of Late Season Corn Market Factors   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 12, 2013 Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Smaller Than Expected   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 5, 2013 Short Corn Crop, Long Price Tail - Are We There Yet?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 31, 2013 RIN Update: Advanced and Renewable RIN Generation in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
July 29, 2013 Demand Prospects for Old Crop and New Crop Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 26, 2013 Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: China and the Current Prosperity   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf, Allan Lines, and Xianglin Liu
July 22, 2013 Beef Industry About to Make a Slow Turn   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
July 19, 2013 RINs Gone Wild?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 15, 2013 Corn and Soybean Production Prospects Continue to Evolve   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 12, 2013 Understanding the Pricing of Distillers' Grain Solubles   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 8, 2013 Pork Producers Can See the Promised Land   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
July 1, 2013 Corn and Soybean Market Prospects Following USDA Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 27, 2013 Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: U.S. Livestock Production   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
June 26, 2013 Is the U.S. Corn Boom Ending?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
June 24, 2013 Have Small U.S. Soybean Supplies Finally Been Rationed?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 20, 2013 RIN Update: More Evidence for D6 RIN Stock Use in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
June 19, 2013 E85 Pricing and Recent Consumption Trends   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 17, 2013 Anticipating the USDA June Stocks and Acreage Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 14, 2013 An Updated Look at the Profitability of Ethanol Production   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
June 12, 2013 What Combination of Corn and RINs Prices Makes E85 Competitive?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 10, 2013 Difficult to Anticipate Corn Production   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 5, 2013 What Price of Corn is Required to Make E85 Competitive?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 3, 2013 Hog Profits Return but Delayed Planting Keeps Producers Wary   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
May 31, 2013 Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Production Response   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
May 28, 2013 Focus Shifts to Soybean Planting Progress   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 22, 2013 Rapid Corn Planting Progress, But Well Below the Record Pace   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 20, 2013 Corn and Soybean Prices Continue to Retrace 2012 Drought Rally   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 13, 2013 Market Size for US Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 6, 2013 A Mixed Rate of Corn Consumption, But Does It Matter?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 2, 2013 Brazilian Ethanol Imports - Implications for U.S. Ethanol and Corn Demand   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 29, 2013 How Large Does the Corn Crop Need to Be?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 25, 2013 How Much of the 2013 Corn Crop Will Be Planted Late?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
April 24, 2013 Is Speculation Driving Up the Price of RINs?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 22, 2013 Will Weak Cattle Prices Continue?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
April 17, 2013 Was 2012 Really the 'Big One' for U.S. Corn Yields?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
April 15, 2013 Early Season Corn Production Concerns   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 12, 2013 An Update on the 2012 RIN Carryover Controversy   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
April 10, 2013 Freeze It - A Proposal for Implementing RFS2 through 2015   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 8, 2013 Hog Profits May Still Return With Lower Feed Prices   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
April 3, 2013 Ethanol Blending Margins, RFS2 Compliance, and the Price of Gasoline   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 1, 2013 Another Surprising Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 27, 2013 High Gasoline and Ethanol RINs Prices: Is There a Connection?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 25, 2013 2013 Corn and Soybean Acreage and Yield Prospects   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 21, 2013 What's Next for the Cattle Market?   Continue Reading...
  Paul E. Peterson
March 18, 2013 Mid-Year Soybean Stocks   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 11, 2013 Anticipating the USDA's March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 8, 2013 Exploding Ethanol RINs Prices: What's the Story?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 7, 2013 Relationship between Crop Returns and Acreage Decisions   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
March 4, 2013 Spring Pork Price Recovery Threatened   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
February 28, 2013 New Era Crop Price Distributions and Marketing the 2012 and 2013 Crops   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 27, 2013 The New Era of Crop Prices --- A Five-Year Review   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 25, 2013 A Review of the USDA's 2013-14 Projections for Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 18, 2013 Soybean Price Prospects - Near Term and Long Term   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 13, 2013 The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS...Something Has to Give   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 11, 2013 Evaluating Corn and Soybean Consumption Projections   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 4, 2013 Where Have All the Beef Cows Gone?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
January 31, 2013 Expanding the Ethanol Blend Wall - a Role for E85?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 28, 2013 Update on Corn Consumption   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 22, 2013 Early Focus on the Prospective Size of the 2013 U.S. Corn Crop   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 16, 2013 Domestic Biodiesel versus Brazilian Ethanol Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 14, 2013 USDA Reports Provide Some Price Direction   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 10, 2013 Does the Biodiesel Tax Credit Change the Advanced Biofuels Landscape?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 7, 2013 Pork Profits on the Horizon   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
December 28, 2012 IFES 2012: The Impact of Biofuels Mandates on Grain and Oilseed   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
December 27, 2012 IFES 2012: Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2013   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 19, 2012 Do Recent Precipitation Deficits Tell Us Anything about Next Summer's Precipitation?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
December 17, 2012 Difficult to Anticipate December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 10, 2012 Will Corn and Soybean Prices Return to Pre-Drought Levels?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 7, 2012 What's Driving the Surge in Ethanol Imports?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
December 3, 2012 Continued Support for Corn Prices   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 26, 2012 Focus on Soybean Oil   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 21, 2012 How Many Acres of Corn are Needed in 2013?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
November 19, 2012 Pork Producers Did Not Panic   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
November 12, 2012 Corn and Soybean Prices Following Short-Crop Pattern   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 9, 2012 U.S Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Are Larger Than Expected   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 5, 2012 Which Way for Soybean Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 2, 2012 The Biofuels Era - A Changing of the Guard?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 29, 2012 Monitoring Corn Consumption   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 22, 2012 Cattle Prices Will Continue to Rise   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
October 15, 2012 Beyond the October Production Forecasts for Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 11, 2012 Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine (KRU) and World Grain Markets   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
October 8, 2012 Corn and Soybean Prices Searching for Support   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 3, 2012 How Bad Was the 2012 Corn and Soybean Growing Season?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
October 1, 2012 Large Losses Still Loom for Pork Industry   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
September 28, 2012 Grain Stocks Estimates Provide Surprises, but Less Information than Usual for Corn   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 26, 2012 The Impending Collision of Biofuels Mandates with Market Reality   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
September 24, 2012 Soybean Prices Tumble, but There are Some Positive Developments   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 17, 2012 Early Corn Harvest and September 1 Stocks   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 14, 2012 What Price of Crude Oil Makes Ethanol Production Profitable?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
September 12, 2012 USDA September Crop Production and WASDE Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 10, 2012 Renewed Focus on U.S. Crop Exports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 4, 2012 Questions About Corn Acreage   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 29, 2012 Consumer Spending and Beef Demand   Continue Reading...
  Paul E. Peterson
August 27, 2012 Pork Industry Faces Record Losses   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
August 15, 2012 Rationing the 2012 Corn Crop Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
August 13, 2012 Corn and Soybean Forecasts, What's Next?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 10, 2012 USDA August Crop Production and WASDE Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 6, 2012 Drought and the Cattle Industry   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
August 2, 2012 Ethanol - Does the RFS Matter?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 30, 2012 Anticipating the Size of the 2012 Corn and Soybean Crops   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 23, 2012 Are Soybean Prices High Enough?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 19, 2012 Current Expectations of Future Corn Prices, and Ghosts of Prices Past   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
July 16, 2012 Expected Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 13, 2012 Rationing the 2012 Corn Crop - Are We There Yet?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
July 11, 2012 USDA Jolts the Markets   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 9, 2012 Pork Industry Faces Financial Disaster?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
July 2, 2012 Considerable Uncertainty About Both Corn Supply and Demand   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 29, 2012 USDA Grain Stocks and Acreage Reports - No Big Surprises   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 26, 2012 Where Should We Be Now With Corn Yield Expectations?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 25, 2012 Soybean Fundamentals Remain Strong   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 20, 2012 Thinking Out of the Box about Crop and Livestock Marketing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 18, 2012 Anticipating the Estimates of June 1 Stocks of Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 12, 2012 Smaller Year-Ending Soybean Stocks Expected   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 11, 2012 Update on Export Progress   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 6, 2012 Recent Observations on the Tolerance of Corn Yield to Drought Conditions   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 4, 2012 Soybean Price Roller Coaster   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 1, 2012 Beef Supplies and Cattle Industry Expansion Plans   Continue Reading...
  Paul E. Peterson
May 29, 2012 The Season for Determining Corn Yields is Underway   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 24, 2012 Is the Long Ethanol Boom Coming to a Close?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 23, 2012 Rationing Old Crop Corn and Ethanol Shutdown Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
May 21, 2012 Pork Producers Ask, What Happened?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
May 16, 2012 What is a Reasonable Starting Point for Estimating the U.S. Corn Yield in 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 14, 2012 Corn Market Direction Unfolding, Magnitude Still Uncertain   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 11, 2012 How Many Futures Contracts Can One Market Support?   Continue Reading...
  Paul E. Peterson
May 10, 2012 As Usual, USDA Reports Contain Some Surprises   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 7, 2012 Corn Prices in Three Parts   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 30, 2012 Is The Cattle Market Too Cautious?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
April 25, 2012 Speculation and Gasoline Prices: Is There a Link?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Dwight Sanders
April 23, 2012 Expectations for the 2012-13 Corn Marketing Year   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 18, 2012 2012 Corn Crop To Be The Earliest Ever Planted?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 16, 2012 Has the 2011 Corn Crop Been Rationed?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 11, 2012 A Look at the Profitability of Ethanol Plants   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
April 9, 2012 Pork Profit Outlook Gets Trimmed   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
April 2, 2012 Winter Precipitation and Corn Yield   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 30, 2012 USDA Reports a Jumble of Surprises   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 26, 2012 March USDA Reports and Beyond   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 23, 2012 How Much Impact Will Early U.S. Corn Planting Have on Potential Yield?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 19, 2012 Corn Yield Prospects   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 12, 2012 Continued Focus on Corn Consumption and Stocks   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 8, 2012 Do Warm Winters Tell Us Anything about Summer Temperatures and Corn Yields?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 5, 2012 Anticipating the March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 27, 2012 Will Consumers Come Back to Pork? Yes!   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
February 24, 2012 More about the Historic Pattern of U.S Winter Wheat Yields   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 23, 2012 The Historic Pattern of U.S Winter Wheat Yields, Any Implications for 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 20, 2012 Corn and Soybean Export Progress   Continue Reading...
  Darrrel Good
February 15, 2012 The Truly Amazing Continuing Story of Natural Gas Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
February 13, 2012 Soybean Export and Acreage Prospects Support Prices   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 8, 2012 The Historic Pattern of U.S Soybean Yields, Any Implications for 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 6, 2012 Corn Market Remains Unsettled   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
February 2, 2012 The Historic Pattern of U.S Corn Yields, Any Implications for 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 30, 2012 Cattle Producers Show Surprise Interest in Expansion   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
January 27, 2012 Corn Basis Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
January 23, 2012 Corn Price Swings to Continue?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 17, 2012 Understanding the Surprise in the USDA Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
January 9, 2012 Focus on South American Weather, USDA Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 20, 2011 2011 IFES: USDA - NASS Revealed: Procedures in Setting Crop, Livestock and Economic Estimates   Continue Reading...
  Brad Schwab and Mark Schleusener
December 16, 2011 Seasonality and the Ethanol Blending Margin   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
December 15, 2011 Trends in Gasoline and Ethanol Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
December 14, 2011 Biotechnology and Variation in Average U.S. Yields   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Evan Hertzog
December 12, 2011 Continued Weakness in Crop Prices   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
December 5, 2011 Anticipating Crop Prices in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 28, 2011 Corn and Soybean Demand and Acreage Prospects for 2012   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 21, 2011 Hogs: 2012 the Best Year in High-Priced Feed Era   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
November 18, 2011 Marketing Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat in the New Era   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
November 14, 2011 Corn and Soybean Prices Continue to Struggle   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 10, 2011 Tracking Crop Exports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel good
November 9, 2011 Numerous Changes in Crop Production and Consumption Forecasts   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 7, 2011 Soybean Export Progress   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 2, 2011 Trends in Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
October 31, 2011 Crop Prices Treading Water   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 24, 2011 Cattle Can Eat Corn Too   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
October 20, 2011 Corn Prices, Basis, and Spreads   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 17, 2011 Corn and Soybean Consumption   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
October 10, 2011 Revisiting Recent Corn Stocks Estimates   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 6, 2011 Trends in Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
October 3, 2011 Pork Outlook Brightens   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
September 30, 2011 Corn and Wheat Stocks Exceed Expectations   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 29, 2011 U.S. Corn Exports--The Rest of the Story   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 26, 2011 Soybean Production and Consumption Uncertainty   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 19, 2011 Will the Corn Production Forecast Change?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 12, 2011 Smaller Corn Crop Confirmed   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 9, 2011 2011 U.S. Corn and Soybean Yield Expectations   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 6, 2011 Economics of Corn and Soybean Storage   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 1, 2011 USDA Corn and Soybean Yield Forecast Errors Across Report Release Months   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
August 29, 2011 Early Price Peak for Corn and Soybeans?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 25, 2011 Soybean Crush Up in July   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 19, 2011 Have the Accuracy of USDA's August Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Changed?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
August 15, 2011 No Room to Increase Corn Consumption   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 11, 2011 USDA's August Crop Forecasts   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 8, 2011 Corn and Soybean Production Prospects   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 4, 2011 Hot Summer Weather and 2011 Corn and Soybean Yields   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
August 1, 2011 Corn and Soybean Consumption Coming Up Short   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 28, 2011 June Soybean Crush Smaller Than Expected   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 25, 2011 Beef Shortage Means Hold On To The Cows   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
July 19, 2011 Hot July Weather and Corn Yields   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 18, 2011 How Much Risk to the Corn Crop?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 12, 2011 USDA Report Highlights   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 11, 2011 Corn Market Waiting on August Production Report   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 7, 2011 Some "Random" Thoughts About Corn Prices   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
July 5, 2011 Sorting Out the June 1 Corn Stocks Estimate   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 1, 2011 Where Did the Corn Acres Come From?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 30, 2011 USDA Reports Sink The Corn Market   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 27, 2011 Pork Outlook Looks Up as Corn Prices Go Down   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
June 20, 2011 USDA Stocks and Acreage Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 14, 2011 Interpreting Recent Data on Corn Planting Progress   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 13, 2011 Attention Shifting from Acreage to Corn and Soybean Yields   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 9, 2011 USDA Report Highlights   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 6, 2011 Can Corn and Soybean Crops Overcome Late Planting?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
June 1, 2011 Is Speculation Driving Commodity Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Dwight Sanders
May 31, 2011 Crop Markets Reflect Both New and Missing Information   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 26, 2011 April Domestic Soybean Crush Smallest Since 2004   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 23, 2011 Corn Market Continues to Focus on Production Prospects   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 17, 2011 Monitoring Corn and Soybean Exports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 16, 2011 A Rebound in World Grain Production Expected   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 10, 2011 Do High Prices Destroy Demand?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 9, 2011 Can Corn Prices Rebound Again?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 5, 2011 Soybean Oil Use for Biodiesel Begins to Recover   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
May 2, 2011 Corn and Soybean Prices Continue an Erratic Pattern   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 28, 2011 Slow Soybean Crush Rate in March   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 25, 2011 Cattle Prices Move Past Seasonal Highs   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
April 25, 2011 Late Corn Planting and Planting Speed   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 19, 2011 A New Era in Real Agricultural Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 18, 2011 Corn and Soybean Prices to Reflect Substantial Uncertainty   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 12, 2011 Livestock/Corn Price Ratios in the New Era   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 11, 2011 Questions Still Remain About Corn and Soybean Demand   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
April 5, 2011 A New Era in Livestock Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 4, 2011 Focus Remains on Corn Demand   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 31, 2011 USDA Reports Have Some Surprises   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 29, 2011 A New Era in Crop Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 28, 2011 Hog Price Peak Coming Soon?   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
March 24, 2011 Domestic Soybean Crush Remains Slow   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 23, 2011 USDA Corn and Soybean Acreage Estimates and Yield Forecasts: Dispelling Myths and Misunderstandings   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
March 21, 2011 Update on Corn Consumption   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 14, 2011 Corn and Soybean Prices - Mission Accomplished?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
March 2, 2011 Alternative 2011 Corn Production, Consumption, and Price Scenarios   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 28, 2011 Pork Industry Walking Tight Rope   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
February 14, 2011 Mixed News for Corn and Soybean Exports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good