NEWS
Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Mar 20, 2013 09:18 AM CDT

I had a vivid dream the other night that Iowa was completely free of drought, but it was more like a nightmare. You see, I've been so stubbornly bullish for new-crop grain prices in the face of the ongoing drought that I don't have any new-crop grain sold yet (which isn't the typical wise strategy in a normal year when grain posts a seasonal high in the spring).

If it were really true that Iowa's soil had a nice store of moisture before planting, December corn futures probably wouldn't even be as high as they are right now ($5.65 per ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
DTN South America Calling Blog
Southern Brazil Soy Planting Lags
South America Calling
Brazil Soy Farmers Monitoring Market
South America Calling
Brazil Soy Planting Still Sluggish
South America Calling
Rain Restarts Brazil Soy Planting
South America Calling