LeAnn Ormsby

University of Illinois
All eyes on Aug. 12 crop production report
The USDA will release the first forecasts of the size of the 2010 U.S. corn and soybean crops on Aug. 12. Those
Cattle numbers continue to decline
The nation's beef herd continues to decline. "After several years of financial difficulty, producers show no interest
Corn markets focus on weather, crop size
Corn and soybean prices managed an impressive rally during the first half of July, according to University of Illinois
Corn supply issues examined
December 2010 corn futures declined about $.40 per bushel during the last half of June as the market focused on
Record corn, bean yields barely enough
The 2009 U.S. corn and soybean yields are the largest on record, at 164.7 bushels per acre and 44 bushels per acre
Mixed developments for corn exports
For the current marketing year that runs through August 2010, the USDA projects U.S. corn exports at 1.95 billion
Cattle business is back
In a few short months, cattle prices have staged a seemingly miraculous comeback. In December, finished cattle were
Freedom to Farm Act changed crop acreages
The 1996 U.S. farm bill eliminated many acreage restrictions, thereby allowing farmers to plant what they believe to be
Do corn prices follow value of U.S. dollar?
It is not uncommon for daily fluctuations in corn prices to be attributed to fluctuations in the value of the U.S.
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