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Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor

Tuesday 01/21/14

Corn Exports Chart Path to Recovery
An interesting corn chart showed up in my email inbox this week that combines the exports for the first four months of the current marketing year with outstanding sales. We've already blown 2012-13 out of the water.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:09PM CST 01/21/14 by Katie Micik | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
Political turmoil in grain exporting countries may allow the US to export more than expected. The structural nature of the unrest will likely take years to smooth out. May be exports will move to record levels in a year or two. High heating bill look to "sock" consumer demand. Watch out for cold storage report. Freeport, IL
Posted by Freeport IL at 3:27PM CST 01/24/14
How do you explain the small drop in imports to Japan between 2012 and 2013 according to the Feed Grain Council Charts? If you really believe "last years high prices drove our customers to the arms of other buyers"? Do you really think people stopped eating or do people in fact go hungry. It seems a major Japanese export firm brought the export elevation in New Orleans after Cook Industries went bankrupt several years ago - something about being on the wrong side of Bunker Hunt in the soybean pit in Chicago? To say the vary least we like not have and embargo to drive down prices. I think, Katie, you pointed out and old grain fable?
Posted by doug taylor at 10:46AM CST 02/06/14
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