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Todd's Take
Todd Hultman DTN Grains Analyst
Thu May 28, 2015 06:09 AM CDT

To say that noncommercial investors and grain producers have a love/hate relationship is a bit of an overstatement as Wall Street types don't typically mingle with the growers of grain. However, these distant acquaintances do have a long history of helping and hurting each other. Show me a drought, like 2012, and I'll show you producers thankful for $8 corn and for every one of the 300,000 plus net-long contracts that noncommercials bought on the way up. In a bull market, these two are swaying to Kumbaya.

The rub, of course, is that noncommercials don't buy corn to help producers. ...

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