NEWS
Fundamentally Speaking
Fri Jan 24, 2014 08:27 AM CST

The stocks-to-use ratio for corn used to be a very good indicator of average corn farm prices in years past.

High stocks-to-use ratios would normally result in lower prices and vice-versa.

The relation between stocks to use and prices have become less useful in recent years with the renewable fuels boom and recent short crops resulting in very slow stocks-to-use ratios and very high prices. In fact now prices trade a much higher levels given certain stocks-to-use ratios than was the case in the past (1970’s thru 1990’s).

Part of the reason is that ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Competing for Dollars Beef has some catching up to do, but there is opportunity ahead.
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Nutrients Ruling A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court could not order EPA to make a decision o...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1 Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state offic...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2 While federal and state governments did not mandate more regulations when it comes to storing fer...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my cow has anaplaz, which I've never heard of before. What is it?
Related News Stories
DTN Daily Basis Comments
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments
DTN's Grain Quick Takes
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
Soy Inspections Neutral to Bullish
DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Under the Agridome
DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments