NEWS
Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Mar 6, 2013 09:18 AM CST

Clubs, swords, crossbows, cannons, guns and missiles are not the weapons used to fight the proverbial "battle for acres" that occurs each spring. Rather, if the grain consumers of the world want something planted (Corn, soybeans, oats, cotton?) they need to enter combat with just one major weapon -- price. But amid the concern for what is being done on the Chicago battlefield, what often gets overlooked in this brute-force contest is the subtleties of the thousands of little skirmishes across the country at local elevators, i.e. their new-crop basis bids.

Probably everyone who cares has already taken note that ...

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