Will 2019 be a disease year?

It may be impossible to tell with complete certainty where a disease will be an issue, but most people can agree on the conditions that can lead to disease. These conditions, otherwise known as the Disease Triangle, include a susceptible host, a conducive environment and a pathogen. When those three things collide, there will be a disease issue.

disease triangle

Though we can see the triangle forming, we can’t always predict how strong the pathogen will spread or how strong it will be. Because we are unable to make this prediction, prevention and planning are key to stopping the spread of diseases.

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February 22, 2019 Commentary by Ashton

Happy Friday! Corn, soybean are higher and wheat markets are mixed awaiting word on trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Have a great weekend!

Spreads yesterdays close:
Corn: H/K 8 ½ carry.
Soybeans: F/H 13 ¼ carry.

Afternoon Update:
Corn, soybeans and wheat markets closed mixed. Markets ran out of steam trying to decipher media accounts on the trade talks.

February 20th, 2019 Commentary by Ashton

Good morning! Corn is higher while wheat and soybeans continue to fall ahead of lower as the trade deadline. No word on an extension. President Trump signaled that trade talks are going “very well” and March first is not a “magical date.”

Spreads:
Corn: H/K 8 ½ carry.
Soybeans: F/H 13 ¾ carry.

** Reminder: Our Average Market Program will begin on March 12th. For additional information, please contact one of our offices **

Afternoon Update:
Corn and soybeans rose while wheat prices continued to fall ahead of trade talks between the U.S. and China.

Average Market Program

This year we will be offering our Average Market Program. We will only be offering this program for old crop and new crop corn since last year’s response with for beans was so small. The last few years the Average Market Program has done well. Pricing will begin March 12. If you have any interest or would like more information regarding our program, please call one of our offices.

Shipman: (618) 729-9009
Carrollton: (217) 942-6991
Lowder: (217) 435-9023

February 19th, 2019 Commentary by Ashton

Good morning! Corn is trading higher while wheat and soybeans are on the defensive after a long weekend. Trade talks between the U.S. and China resume on Thursday through Friday. No word on extension on the March 1 deadline to increase tariffs. 

Spreads:
Corn: H/K 8 carry.
Soybeans: F/H 13 ¾ carry.

Afternoon Update:
Corn, wheat and soybeans were lower as the deadline for trade talks is rapidly approaching. Trade talks between the U.S. and China resume on Thursday through Friday. No word on extension on the March 1 deadline to increase tariffs. There are 8 trading sessions prior the deadline.

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