Morning Comments February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:02 AM
Submitted by: Landus Cooperative

Opening calls:

Corn steady to 1 higher

Beans 1 to 2 higher


Grains markets were mixed over night with wheat giving back some gains, while the corn market was slightly higher. Ethanol production expectations in this morning WASDA report are expected to show slight decline and export sales should be supportive. Ongoing concerns about South America has rain coming this weekend and dry but cooler weather will dominate the region for most of next week. Reduced acres in U.S. will likely keep corn supported. The dollar is trading higher and the energy markets are lower. These factors along with growing carryout stocks make it difficult to sustain rallies in the soybean market.


USDA WASDE and weekly export sales reports are due out this morning at 11AM.


Next week our member meetings kick off on Monday.


This is a “cannot miss” member meeting. If you want an update on what’s going on at YOUR cooperative, join us for a member meeting!


Topics include:

  • Section 199
  • 2018 CapEx Plans
  • Agronomy Fleet Upgrades
  • New/Online Customer Portal
  • Computer System Changes and One Customer Statement
  • Technology Investments
  • Plans for Demolition and Site Clean-Up
  • and Q&A


Please follow this link to register for the meeting you plan to attend.


Our Averaging contracts are now available for Old Crop and New Crop, both corn and beans. With only a 4 cent fee, this is a very cost effective way to get started marketing grain. We also have an Enhanced Averaging contract for an extra 2 cent fee. Contact your local GMA for complete details, or call (877) 778-2226 to reach a GMA in Ames.



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