Corn futures closed 3 to 4 cents a bushel higher today. Gordy said this morning at 11:15 that there was likely some short covering and position squaring ahead of tomorrows USDA Stocks and Planting Intentions Report
Tom Hoverstad, who is a scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca, will be my guest on Tuesday's AM Minnesota program. Hoverstad was on AM Minnesota a little over a month ago. He said it would be timely to be on again about April 1 with an update on the approaching growing season
Corn prices closed about unchanged today as traders are waiting for Tuesday morning's USDA numbers. As far as the reports go, it is one of the biggest of the year. For the Prospective Plantings Report traders are expecting farmers will plant about 2 million fewer acres of corn this year
This is a picture of a display at the Denver Convention Center on renewable fuels and ethanol. Being from Minnesota, I noticed there was a major seed stock missing, corn. These three columns had examples of what ethanol was made from, corn stalks, popular trees and switch grass
Corn had one of the largest gains of the year today, closing up 10-11 cents. It seems corn and beans have been going the opposite of the dollar recently. So, today the dollar was sharply lower and corn and beans higher
Just in case you are wondering whether I put my Big Boy Pants on for the North American Farm and Power Show, here is the proof. In the picture is Steve Guenther, show manager with Tradexpos, and Val Arlsvold, the executive director of the Minnesota FFA Foundation
Corn was down 3-5 cents a bushel this morning, but by the close corn clawed back to close only about a penny lower. The dollar index rebounded after yesterday's drop, and that seemed to pressure all the grains
The Kasson-Mantorville FFA will be hosting their annual Ag Day Dinner today. The K-M Intro to Ag class will be serving a free dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the North Gym of the high school in Kasson. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, potato chips, side dishes, milk and ice cream sandwiches
Corn finally closed about 4 cents higher today after a big move down last Friday and Tuesday. The weekly ethanol production report showed an increase in production of 3 million barrels per day to 947,000 barrels per day
The North American Farm and Power Show begins Thursday and continues through Saturday. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A number of years ago, the Farm and Power Show was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center but then moved to the Four Seasons Center on the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna
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