Planting is on my mind.
One reason, of course, is annually March 31 -- today's date -- marks the release of USDA's Planting Intentions report. The 2015 version, as you probably all know by now, shows guesstimates of 84.64 million acres planted to soybeans and 89.2 million acres planted to corn.
At this writing, 1 p.m. CDT, corn futures seem to be selling the fact -- contracts 16 to 18 cents lower. I'm not sure what soybean futures are doing. Contracts are modestly higher -- 3 to 4 cents. Good thing I'm not an analyst.
Here I'd like to remind ...