Todd Hultman

DTN Grains Analyst
Todd Hultman

Todd Hultman is a DTN grains analyst, and has worked in the commodity futures industry since 1985.

 

Todd began his career as a broker with Delta Futures Group in Omaha, where he relied on DTN's news and market quotes. In 1997, he left the brokerage business with a desire to spend more time researching the futures markets and educating others. The move led to the creation of Dailyfutures.com, an online educational resource for futures traders. That same strong interest to research and teach brought a Todd to DTN where he looks forward to commenting on the grain markets. Todd is a 1981 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has lived in the Omaha area for most of his life.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    While there are plenty of weather concerns for all three crops heading into the weekend, trading was generally quiet and results were mixed on Friday. Corn and soybeans ended modestly lower while all three wheats finished a little...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was down 2 cents, July soybeans were unchanged, and July Chicago wheat was up 2 1/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    July K.C. wheat closed up 8 1/2 cents Thursday, bouncing back from last week's new contract low with help from emerging weather threats to winter wheat. Corn and soybeans were steady to higher in a quiet day of trading, which...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was up 1 3/4 cents, July soybeans were up 1 1/2 cents, and July Chicago wheat was up 2 1/2 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    July corn gave back a nickel Wednesday and July soybeans slid 8 1/2 cents lower, still mindful of bearish pressure from South American crops while the U.S. encounters a variety of planting hurdles. July Chicago wheat was slightly...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was down 1/2 cent, July soybeans were down 2 1/4 cents, and July Chicago wheat was up 1 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    One day after soybeans closed higher while corn and wheat stayed mixed, the latter two took a turn higher on Tuesday with emerging concerns about cold and wet weather in the forecast. Soybeans gave back part of Monday's gain...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was down 1 3/4 cents, July soybeans were down 4 1/2 cents, and July Chicago wheat was down 1 3/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    July soybean meal was the winner Monday among grain-related contracts and encouraged soybeans higher -- a sign of improved demand. July corn was a little higher while Chicago wheat was a little lower, both looking at forecasts...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was up 2 cents, July soybeans were up 7 cents, and July Chicago wheat was up 3 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    July soybeans finished up 4 cents Friday, ending the week with just a nickel loss while the week's losses for corn and wheat were much greater. Corn and wheat were both slightly lower Friday in quiet trading while more rain worked...

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    DTN's Quick Takes

    OMAHA (DTN) -- As we near the close, July corn is up 1/2 cent, July soybeans are up 5 cents, and July Chicago wheat is up 1/4 cent. Friday's gains are not necessarily bullish, but at least they are giving prices a break after a...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May Chicago and K.C. wheat contracts fell to their lowest closes in 2017, pressured by improving crop conditions and an easing of this year's drought threat. Corn and soybeans also finished lower Thursday with the anticipation of...

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn finished unchanged Wednesday, stuck in the mud with the rest of the planting equipment this year as Mother Nature continues to deliver a cool, wet spring across the Midwest. May soybeans were modestly higher with help...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 3/4 cent, May soybeans were up 4 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1/4 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn and May soybeans closed lower Tuesday with Brazil's second corn crop doing well and traders keenly aware of increased competition from South America this year. Winter wheat prices showed a small bounce, but May...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1 cent, May soybeans were down 5 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 3/4 cent.

  • Last week, November soybeans produced their 37th bullish outside weekly reversal since 2000. The previous 36 suggest this technical signal deserves respect (Source: DTN's ProphetX).

    Todd's Take

    Last week's outside weekly reversal in soybeans offers a hint of support.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May Chicago and K.C. wheat contracts led grains lower Monday with more rain expected to help crop conditions this week. May corn was also lower with Brazil's second crop also expecting rain this week and keeping conditions favorable.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1 cent, May soybeans were up 1/2 cent, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 1/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn and soybeans closed moderately higher Thursday, the final day of this week's trading, with help from concerns about wet planting conditions in the U.S. and flooding in Argentina. Winter wheat, on the other hand, saw rain in...

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Wednesday's trading session was quiet, but soybean and soybean meal prices benefited from early commercial buying, just one day after USDA increased its crop estimates for South America. May corn closed a couple cents higher...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 1/4 cent, May soybeans were up 6 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn and soybeans ended a little lower Tuesday, but largely ignored USDA's bearish estimates in Tuesday's WASDE report. May Chicago wheat rebounded higher with help from noncommercial short-covering even though USDA's estimate of...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 3/4 cent, May soybeans were up 3/4 cent, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 1/2 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn and wheat prices rebounded higher Monday, still finding support from USDA's planting estimates as traders get ready for USDA's WASDE report on Tuesday. May soybeans ended slightly lower with meal a little higher and May bean...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 2 1/4 cents, May soybeans were up 5 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 3/4 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Friday's grain markets stayed relatively quiet and close to Thursday's closing prices in the aftermath of Thursday evening's news that the U.S. launched missiles into Syria. The U.S. dollar index is on track for its highest close in...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1/4 cent, May soybeans were down 3/4 cent, and May Chicago wheat was down 1/4 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The bearish slide in grain prices continued Thursday in spite of another week of bullish export news for corn and soybeans from USDA. Winter wheat prices remain under bearish pressure after last week's rain across the Southern...

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Short-term daily charts have turned bullish for all three grains now, with soybeans joining the party Wednesday despite the daily auction of increased production estimates for Brazil. Outside markets were mixed, but losing some of...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn fell back nearly a nickel Tuesday, erasing Monday's gain as the excitement of Friday's USDA reports faded. May soybeans lost ground for the ninth time in the past 10 days as Brazil's new supplies continue to weigh on prices.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 1/2 cent, May soybeans were up 2 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 1 3/4 cents.

  • While 2017's USDA soybean estimates are remarkably similar to those issued a year ago, market clues showed important differences and May soybean prices went different directions in the month of March. (DTN chart)

    Todd's Take

    USDA's soybean estimates are similar to a year ago, but market clues are telling a much different story.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn traded higher all day, finishing up 3 1/2 cents with extended help from Friday's lower-than-expected planting estimate from USDA. May soybeans fell to their lowest close in nearly a year as crop estimates continue to grow...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 3 1/2 cents, May soybeans were up 2 3/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 4 1/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    November soybeans fell 9 1/4 cents Friday and old-crop beans dropped 17 cents after USDA estimated record soybean plantings in 2017. Corn and wheat prices on the other hand, posted decent gains thanks largely to USDA's lower...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 1 1/4 cents, May soybeans were down 1 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 1 1/2 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May K.C. wheat ended down 6 1/4 cents at a new low for 2017 after this week's rain helped conditions across the Southern U.S. Plains. Soybeans were also lower with traders likely nervous about Friday's planting estimates from USDA...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1 cent, May soybeans were down 4 1/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Wednesday witnessed another day of quiet trading in grains with May corn and Chicago wheat earning small gains while May soybeans slipped 3 cents lower. The big winner was May Minneapolis wheat with a gain of 8 1/4 cents and help...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 1 3/4 cents, May soybeans were up 1 1/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 1 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn and soybeans eked out small gains at the end of a quiet day of trading with little happening ahead of Friday's USDA reports. May Chicago wheat was up 3 3/4 cents, showing decent support even as rain was falling in the...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 2 1/2 cents, May soybeans were up 3 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 2 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May K.C. wheat fell 6 3/4 cents to its lowest close in 2017, pressured by rain in this week's forecast across the Southern U.S. Plains. Corn prices were mixed and soybeans modestly lower while the U.S. dollar index slid to its lowest...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 1 1/4 cents, May soybeans were down 2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May soybeans slid to a new five-month low on moderate volume, as the market had trouble finding buyers to take the other side on Friday. Corn ended slightly lower and May Chicago wheat was a few cents higher, but all major grain...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was down 1/2 cent, May soybeans were down 7 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 2 1/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn posted its lowest close in 2017 while May soybeans fell to its lowest close in five months as grain prices continue to suffer under the weight of favorable crop and harvest weather. May K.C. wheat fell to its lowest close...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was down 1/2 cent, May soybeans were down 4 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 1/2 cent.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn, soybeans and wheat were mostly lower again Wednesday with no significant weather threats to help bulls argue otherwise. Notable exceptions included a slight gain in November soybeans and a fifth consecutive higher close in...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Favorable South American weather and rain in this week's forecast for the U.S. continues to keep grain prices under bearish pressure. May corn and wheat ended lower Tuesday while soybeans eked out a small gain with help from a...

  • This chart shows a more profitable outcome for only owning cash soybeans in the six months following Nov. 30 (green line) versus owning cash soybeans perpetually (black line) in the years 1993 through 2016. Source: DTN's ProphetX software and Hultman. (DTN chart)

    Todd's Take

    If you thought corn's seasonal influence was impressive, you should see soybeans.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was down 1 1/4 cents, May soybeans were down 1 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 1/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May K.C. wheat closed down 8 1/4 cents Monday with rain expected across the central U.S. later this week. Corn and Chicago wheat also failed at earlier attempts to trade higher while May soybeans ended down a half-cent.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was up 2 cents, May soybeans were up 6 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 3 3/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Friday's trading in grains was marked by low volume and not much price movement as corn and wheat ended with slight gains. The U.S. dollar index is also not seeing much action on St. Patrick's Day, acting content to finish the week...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1/2 cent, May soybeans were down 2 3/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 1/4 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn and soybeans ended modestly higher Thursday, helped by another week of bullish export numbers on what was otherwise a quiet day of trading. May Chicago wheat was steady and K.C. wheat a few cents higher with ongoing...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Wheat prices were lifted by commercial buying and ongoing concerns of dry weather Wednesday while row crops stayed quietly mixed. Late in the session, the U.S. dollar index surprised many by falling lower after the Federal Reserve...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 2 cents, May soybeans were up 6 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 5 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Tuesday's trading in grains was all about soybeans with May closing below $10.00 for the first time in four months and May soybean meal closing down $3.70. Corn and wheat were steady to a little higher in quiet trading while the U.S...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1/2 cent, May soybeans were down 6 3/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 1/2 cents.

  • The chart above shows a more profitable outcome for only owning cash corn in the six months following Nov. 30 (green line) versus owning cash corn perpetually (black line). Source: DTN's ProphetX software and Hultman's elbow grease. (DTN chart)

    Todd's Take

    Corn's seasonal influence deserves more respect than many might realize.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May Chicago and K.C. wheat both posted double-digit losses Monday, ignoring ongoing concerns about the impact of dry weather in the southwestern Plains on the new winter wheat crop. Row crops were steady to lower in quiet...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 2 cents, May soybeans were down 1/2 cent, and May Chicago wheat was down 3 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn, soybeans and wheat all started the day lower and did not move much throughout the session, ending a consistently bearish week with new eight-week lows in May corn and soybeans. The U.S. dollar index is roughly a half-point...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1 1/4 cents, May soybeans were down 5 1/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 cent.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn and soybeans closed lower after USDA made larger-than-expected increases to Brazil's crop estimates in Thursday's WASDE report. May Chicago wheat was down a few cents after crop estimates for Australia and Argentina saw...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1/4 cent, May soybeans were down 5 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 1 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May Chicago and K.C. wheat prices fell lower Wednesday even though the southwestern Plains remain dangerously dry and at risk for more wildfires. Corn and soybeans ended modestly lower with traders braced for higher South...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1 1/2 cents, May soybeans were down 3 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 2 1/2 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May soybeans finished 12 cents lower Tuesday, under ongoing pressure while Brazil's soybean harvest remains ahead of last year's pace. Corn and wheat were modestly lower with news of wildfires in Kansas helping wheat prices...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    8:15 a.m. CST CME Globex: May corn was down 1 1/2 cents, May soybeans were down 4 3/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 2 1/4 cents.

  • Many probably know that spot crude oil prices swung from over $140 a barrel in 2008 to less than $30 last year, but few may realize the difference between global production and demand for the two prices was just a few percentage points apart. (Source: DTN ProphetX)

    Todd's Take

    The balance of grain markets is more fragile than many realize.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Chicago and K.C. wheat contracts closed modestly higher with support from red flag warnings in the southwestern Plains on a day when little else was moving among grain prices. Corn and soybeans were steady to lower with some...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    8:15 a.m. CST CME Globex: May corn was up 1 1/2 cents, May soybeans were up 6 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 7 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Friday turned out to be a quiet trading day at the end of a volatile week, which saw most grain contracts end the week higher than they began. South America's soybean harvest remains a bearish influence while corn and wheat...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn, soybeans and wheat were all lower Thursday along with most other commodities while the U.S. dollar index climbed to a new seven-week high in front of this month's Federal Reserve meeting. May soybean meal ended down $4.50...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Tuesday's swirling ethanol and biodiesel rumors, reports of trucks stuck in the mud in northern Brazil, and ongoing dry weather concerns in the southwestern Plains, all converged to bring about higher grain and oilseed prices on...

  • The average retail price of anhydrous is 9% lower than it was at the same time a year ago. Anhydrous was $490 per ton the fourth week of February 2017. (DTN chart)

    DTN Fertilizer Outlook

    Average retail fertilizer prices continued to rise the fourth week of February 2017, though at a slower rate than in recent weeks.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Tuesday's trading in grains was marked by swirling rumors of possible regulatory changes which could be somewhat bullish for corn and bullish for soybean oil, if enacted. Corn, soybeans, and wheat all closed higher, but well off their...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn, soybeans and wheat all closed lower Monday, pressured by favorable crop conditions in South America and relief among wheat traders that the weekend's colder temperatures have passed. First notice day for March grains is...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was up 1/4 cent, May soybeans were up 2 1/2 cents, and May Chicago wheat was down 2 3/4 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May Chicago wheat closed lower Friday, pressured by commercial selling and in spite of concerns about this weekend's colder temperatures in the southwestern Plains. Corn and soybeans were narrowly mixed, but lower for a second...

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May corn and soybeans closed lower Thursday, pressured by a steady stream of bearish crop estimates out of Brazil and an outlook for favorable harvest weather ahead. May K.C. wheat ended up a quarter-cent with young crops...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was down 1/4 cent, May soybeans were down 4 3/4 cents, and May Chicago wheat was up 1 1/2 cents.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    May K.C. wheat closed up 5 3/4 cents Wednesday with concerns over the return of sub-freezing temperatures in the southwestern Plains this weekend. May soybeans finished lower for a fourth consecutive day while Brazil's weather...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    March soybeans finished down 6 1/4 cents Tuesday, weighed down by harvest pressure from Brazil and a new five-month low in May soybean oil. Wheat contracts also ended lower in spite of warm weather concerns in the U.S. and...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was up 1 1/2 cents, March soybeans were up 3 3/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 2 1/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    After trading at or near new highs on Wednesday, corn, soybeans and wheat all finished lower on the week, hit by profit-taking ahead of the three-day weekend. Early bearish influence came to soybeans Friday when palm oil prices...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was down 3 1/4 cents, March soybeans were down 7 3/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 3 3/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    After seeing several new highs emerge Wednesday, Thursday's grain trade was marked by profit-taking, resulting in lower closes for corn, soybeans, and wheat. The largest percentage loss came from a 17 3/4-cent decline in March...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Most U.S. grain futures finished higher Wednesday, led by a $7.40 gain in March soybean meal and 16 1/4-cent gain in March soybeans after NOPA reported a higher-than-expected soybean crush in January. March corn also finished...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Even on Valentine's Day, the market couldn't show much love for grains, knowing that plenty of competition is growing down south. Soybeans and wheat in particular traded lower early and stayed down throughout a light-volume session.

  • Similar to what we saw for soybeans two weeks ago, March corn prices also have traded in a fairly consistent range around their 25-day moving average, but don't be fooled by the noise -- it's the trend that matters. (Source: DTN's ProphetX and Todd Hultman).

    Todd's Take

    Overbought/oversold indicators are enticing, but it's the trend that matters.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was down 1 3/4 cents, March soybeans were down 4 1/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 3 1/2 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    March Chicago wheat closed up 3 1/4 cents higher Monday with noncommercial short-covering likely as prices pushed to a new five-month high. March corn was a little higher and soybeans lower with Brazil's advancing harvest providing...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was up 1 1/2 cents, March soybeans were up 8 1/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 1 cent.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    March Chicago wheat had the biggest bullish response from Thursday's USDA numbers, posting its highest close in five months with help from a lower estimate of world ending wheat stocks. Corn and soybeans ended lower with only...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was unchanged, March soybeans were down 3 1/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 2 1/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    All three grains finished higher Wednesday, but the main action was in March soybeans where a 16-cent gain erased the remnants of the 26 1/2-cent loss made on Jan. 30. Corn and wheat ended modestly higher, staying stubbornly...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was unchanged, March soybeans were up 9 cents, and March Chicago wheat was unchanged.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    All three grains traded actively higher shortly after the 8:30 a.m. open and held their gains to the close, finding no argument from the other side. March Chicago wheat led the three with an increase of 8 1/4 cents and help from...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    March soybeans finished 9 cents higher Monday after more rain added to flooding concerns in Argentina over the weekend. March corn stayed quietly lower while March Chicago wheat fell back a second day, facing Monday's higher U.S...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    March soybeans closed down 10 1/4 cents Friday and was down over 20 cents on the week, pressured by Brazil's advancing harvest. March corn and Chicago wheat ended modestly lower in a quieter day of trading.

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was down 1 cent, March soybeans were up 2 1/2 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 2 1/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    March contracts of soybeans and wheat were slightly higher while corn was a little lower, but none of the three strayed far from Wednesday's closes. Among the exceptions, November soybeans ended up 6 1/2 cents and March...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was down 1 cent, March soybeans were up 3 1/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was unchanged.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    All three grains closed higher Wednesday, reversing their recent downward slide with help from a surprise soybean sale to unknown, forecast for rain in central Argentina, and concerns of cold weather in southern Russia. The U.S...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was down 1 cent, March soybeans were down 2 1/2 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 2 3/4 cents.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Tuesday was a quiet day of trading in grains, capped off by a late spurt of commercial buying in Chicago wheat. Even though there was not much grain news, Tuesday's lower U.S. dollar helped commodity markets in general and may...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was up 3/4 cent, March soybeans were up 2 1/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 1/4 cent.

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Nearly all commodities, except gold were lower Monday as investors showed a "risk-off" stance across U.S. stocks and several assets. Grains were led lower by soybeans and meal with both commercials and noncommercials pressuring...

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    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was down 4 cents, March soybeans were down 14 1/4 cents, and March Chicago wheat was down 4 1/4 cents.