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2020 has been a rough year so far for farmers. COVID-19 hurt commodities, sending prices lower. However, as the calendar shifts to September and crops start coming off the fields, Ed Usset, grain marketing economist for the University of Minnesota, says prices seem to be on the mend as of late.
It’s understood that the soybean crop is “made” in August as the crop depends on good weather to set pods and build the crop. This year, however, like many other things, the weather has not fully cooperated. However, on the bright side, that has helped boost soybean prices.
Canola prices continue to surge upward in what Barry Coleman, Northern Canola Growers Association executive director, terms a “counter-seasonal rally.” Harvest time is normally a period lower market prices, but this year the opposite is true.
In mid-August, the corn market was busy trying to comprehend the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report from USDA that provided numbers for production and use for the various commodities, as well as trying to determine the impact of a major storm – a derecho – that plowed through central Iowa and damaged anywhere from 10-14 million acres of corn.
There has been unprecedented milk and product price volatility over the last few months. Rabobank’s global dairy strategist Mary Ledman and Vice President of Dairy Research Ben Laine discuss their outlook on the global and United States dairy markets during a webinar hosted by the I-29 Moo University Consortium at 12 p.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
The Montana State University sheep and wool program is multi-faceted, including several entities that work together for sheep and wool growers and breeders in Montana and throughout the region.
Fall harvest is quickly approaching, and Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University Extension crop economist/marketing specialist, says it’s important to understand what the market is telling you when it comes to marketing strategies at or shortly after harvest.
As the old adage goes, “soybeans are made in August.” But the soybean market is also facing some headwinds.
While some other commodity markets are “in the news” lately, corn seems to have slipped into the background.
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Properly distanced vendors will set up their stands this weekend to kick off the delayed season opening of Lincoln's farmers markets.