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DTN's Daily Basis Comments

DTN Daily Basis Comments

Corn Basis Stronger; Soybean, HRS Basis Weaker

The national average basis for corn was 1 cent stronger at 36 cents under the March futures contract and the DTN National Corn Index was up 2 cents at $3.35. The national average basis for soybeans was 1 cent weaker at 74 cents under the March futures contract while the DTN National Soybean Index was down 4 cents at $9.49. The national average basis for HRW wheat was unchanged at 91 cents under the March futures contract, while the DTN National Hard Red Winter Wheat Index was up 5 cents at $3.67. The national average basis for HRS wheat was 1 cent weaker at 43 cents under the May futures contract and the DTN National Hard Red Spring Wheat Index was up 2 cents at $5.10.

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CORN Strategies Snapshot

Closing Futures Price & Change

Electronic Corn (@C)
Mar 17 3.7100 0.0175
May 17 3.7825 0.0175
Dec 17 3.9725 0.0150
Mar 17 - May 17
Spread -$0.0725 Neutral

Trends

Monthly Trend Up
Weekly Trend Up

Market Structure

Seasonal Index

The market tends to trend up through mid-March

Positions

2016: 50% of 2016 production was sold w/March @ $3.67 2017: 75% expected production covered w/Dec 17 $3.80 puts @ approx. $0.30 2017: 25% expected production priced w/Dec 17 @ $3.90 ($3.98-$0.08 net puts)
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