Understanding inverse, weather concerns in corn market

Usset, Edward
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/20/2012, p11
The author analyzes the inverted futures market and weather concerns in the corn market. He compares the stocks/use ratio for the periods 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2003-04 and 2010-11 with 2012. He learned about the failure of cash corn prices to reach the peak by March and expects strong corn prices through the end of May 2012. Cimatologists predict a continued drought in Northwest Iowa and southern Minnesota. The author forecasts a decline in prices if dryness persists.


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