FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Cost of Carry Calculation
Fri Jun 6, 2014 01:57 PM CDT

Full commercial carry is the total cost of storage and interest to hold grain in commercial storage. For the corn and soybean table, DTN uses a daily storage rate of 0.00165 cents per bushel (roughly 5 cents per month) and an annual interest rate of 3.1% (this provided by one of the largest commercial grain hedging firms in the industry).

The percent of commercial carry (% FCC) divides last daily price in futures spreads by full commercial carry. The higher the percent of full commercial carry a spread reflects, the more bearish the market's view of supply and demand. Conversely, ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Senior Partners - 4
Batten Down the Hatches
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
DuPont Trims Outlook on Ag Weakness
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Hearing on Railroad Revenue Adequacy
Minding Ag's Business
Grain Shipper Files for Bankruptcy