Jerry Gulke DTN Columnist
Mon Apr 21, 2014 06:58 AM CDT

It is that time of the year again when weather plays a bigger role in the daily price direction and takes on more dominance than geopolitical events, continued demand improvement, or speculation on final planted crop acreage mixes. With ending stocks of corn projected currently at 1.331 billion bushels, it is possible further tightening could happen if exports and/or ethanol production do not slow down as the year progresses, making production for 2014/15 even more important.

Using USDA's current planted acreage for corn of 91.7 million acres, it would take only a yield equal to last year's 158.8 bushels per ...

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