Jerry Gulke DTN Columnist
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:11 PM CST

The importance of the turn in attitude regarding grains/oilseeds on January 12 continues to be manifested in lower prices. The negative reaction to the report -- which basically indicated optimistic demand still meant excessive stocks -- was further influenced by explosive U.S. currency. A strong dollar also means exports of grains and livestock could be further reduced.

Meat exports constitute approximately 25% of demand. A 10% reduction in exports would mean an overall reduction of 2.5% while tonnage of hogs and poultry continue to increase. The futures market is discounting such evolution quickly to where profitability has all but disappeared ...

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