Todd's Take
Todd Hultman DTN Grains Analyst
Tue Jan 27, 2015 06:15 AM CST

It might be January, but it is 50 degrees outside and easy to believe that spring is not so far away. With spring comes planting, the first defining moment of the new-crop year and, with billions of dollars of grain value riding on the outcome, it is worth looking at planting expectations for 2015.

Much like today, expectations a year ago favored an increase in soybean acres over corn. Corn supplies had just returned to a more comfortable surplus after the 2013 harvest while soybean supplies remained extremely tight. USDA's Prospective Plantings report on March 31 expected corn acres to ...

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