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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 ...

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