Stories about markets
We have been blessed in central Illinois. I took a photo out of my house window Aug. 15 and the grass was emerald green, just like it should be May 15. So, I have lots of forage.
Hello from Graze-N-Grow. Cooler and less humid conditions lately allowed for good hay baling weather around here. I spent several days helping my friend, Richard, tedding, raking and hauling hay when September arrived.
Economic growth downshifted slightly to a moderate pace in early July through August and reports in the agriculture sector were mixed, but on balance positive across Federal Reserve districts in the Corn Belt.
In the months of September and October it is not unusual for all kinds of markets, stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities to act wild and crazy. The only explanation I can offer to explain such market movements is to blame it on history.
There was a 900,000-acre swing in corn and soybean harvested acres in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop production report as harvest nears.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintained its record statewide average corn and soybean yield forecasts for Illinois and Indiana in its second survey-based data set of the growing season.
After multiple months of steady to upward price projections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture backed down on corn, soybean and wheat estimates in the latest supply and demand report.
Wisconsin’s cranberry crop is expected to end up being about average — or maybe even above average — by the time harvest begins in about a month.
A nationwide producer-based survey found a few more bushels than what was projected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month.
During the Roaring ‘20s, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to unprecedented heights. The Dow increased six-fold from 63 in August 1921 to 381 in September 1929.