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 Grain Market Comments
Last week's USDA report assures we may have a record corn crop - http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2016/09/changes-in-corn-soybean-production-forecasts.html.

With early 60 under July corn harvest bids there should be significant ownership opportunities to manage inventories into next Summer.  Procurement for the ethanol industry (with strategic storage space) will receive help with supply risk and exporters will need a sharp pencil in projecting demand.
Attached is a AgEcon101 "on-farm" storage calculator that can be adjusted for looking at commercial "corn carrying" opportunities in the weeks ahead.

Is there a simple and uniform method of figuring a rental rate for farm grain storage? Some useful guidelines are outlined in the link above.

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