AG TIME

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

The soy quiet but lower. The tariffs are slated to hit more Chinese goods. The African swine fever continues to quietly spread. The market, I believe, will need to deal with the latter for some time. It is there to stay until eradicated. The setup in China makes the spread easy. I remain bearish soy. However, the market has fallen …

Harvest Approaches………Preliminary 9/5

Steve Bruce Grains Leave a Comment

It appears as if “Anything Goes” as we approach corn and bean harvest, wheat seeding, mid-term elections and new trade deals with Canada, China and others………………….We are a week away from the USDA Production and Supply/Demand estimates for conditions as of September 1 …………………. Some crop tours have suggested  that the corn crop is close to the August USDA figure …

Scale Down

Steve Bruce Grains Leave a Comment

In my view we’re enjoying a fantastic finish of the growing season for corn and beans and the National Weather Service is calling for slightly warmer and wetter than normal conditions in the Heartland in its 6 to 10 day forecast. The state by state condition reports usually receive less emphasis as crops near harvest in my opinion. The market …

AG TIME – Grains and Pork

John Walsh Grains Leave a Comment

There exists a significant relationship between feed and the animal. This is no great revelation. At present, the Chinese produce and consume the largest hog herd in the world. Approx 500 million pigs annual. There is much concern about the recent outbreak of African flu. It is my belief this may be just getting started. The Chinese lack the oversight …

AG TIME may the farce be with you

John Walsh Grains Leave a Comment

I am finding some perplexing aspects to the market. This is not necessarily anything new or different. Just a verbalization. It appears there are those that still would like to attempt to find something bullish in the soy complex. In my opinion, without a major global disruption from a weather problem, or some unseen act of God event, the bean …

AG TIME – Many Moving Parts

John Walsh Grains Leave a Comment

There are many moving parts in the volatile landscape. The beans are certainly burdened with a record carryover. The Chinese will be sending a delegation to work things out with the US. The South American planting will soon be underway. Some thoughts. It is my belief now, and for some time, that China cannot afford a trade war with the …