February 21, 2024
What to do about Basis?

HRC Futures and Volatility It’s no secret that HRC futures have been particularly ...

HRC Futures and Volatility It’s no secret that HRC futures have been particularly volatile over the past several years. Most recent instance was the outsized break in the March futures contract ...

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February 08, 2024
FEBRUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES:

The February WASDE report was viewed as relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, ...

The February WASDE report was viewed as relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, and wheat as domestic ending stocks are estimated near pre-report expectations. USDA did address continued expectations ...

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February 07, 2024
USDA Livestock Insurance: A Game Changer in Risk Management

Livestock producers around the country have increased their use of government-sponsored ...

Livestock producers around the country have increased their use of government-sponsored livestock insurance in recent years. Livestock Risk Protection Insurance (LRP) is an insurance product designed ...

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February 01, 2024
Livestock Price Insurance - the Do's and the Don'ts

Livestock Price Insurance - the Do's and the Don'ts As we have written many ...

Livestock Price Insurance - the Do's and the Don'ts As we have written many times in this space, Livestock Risk Protection (LRP Insurance) has become an integral part of many livestock producers’ ...

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January 18, 2024
HRC Futures: Navigating HRC Market Depth

HRC Futures: Navigating HRC Market Depth Much discussion has centered on ...

HRC Futures: Navigating HRC Market Depth Much discussion has centered on HRC futures and option liquidity. The perceived lack of liquidity is often used as a reason for not engaging in risk ...

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January 12, 2024
JANUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES:

JANUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES: The January WASDE report was ...

JANUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES: The January WASDE report was viewed as relatively bearish for corn, soybeans, and wheat as global ending stocks were increased for all three commodities ...

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December 28, 2023
White Paper on Subsidy Harvesting

White Paper on Subsidy Harvesting Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) has become ...

White Paper on Subsidy Harvesting Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) has become an integral part of many livestock producers’ risk management toolbox in recent years. The program is intended ...

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December 08, 2023
DECEMBER 2023 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES:

The December WASDE report was largely in line with expectations and relatively ...

The December WASDE report was largely in line with expectations and relatively neutral for the corn, soybean, and wheat markets. Market attention remains focused on export demand and South American ...

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December 04, 2023
Utilizing Steel Futures Spreads

Utilizing Steel Futures Spreads When discussing the futures forward curve, ...

Utilizing Steel Futures Spreads When discussing the futures forward curve, using terms like contango and backwardation are used frequently. We want to take time to discuss why these concepts ...

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