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What I'm Watching: August 18, 2016

What I'm Watching: August 18, 2016

Cory here! Checking in with today's update on what our team will be watching in the days to come.

With the heavy selloff the past week, will the funds finally be short corn futures? The Commitments of Traders report will be out at 2:00 pm today with those numbers. 

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What I'm Watching: August 17, 2016

What I'm Watching: August 17, 2016

Cory here! Checking in with today's update on what our team will be watching in the days to come:

Weekly export sales will be released at 7:30 am. Here are the estimates: wheat 300,000-500,000 metric tons, corn 400,000-800,000 metric tons, soybeans 400,000-850,000 metric tons and soybean meal 75,000-250,000 metric tons. 

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What I'm Watching: August 16, 2016

What I'm Watching: August 16, 2016

Bob here, checking in with today's update on what the team and I will be watching in the days to come:

The current indication for weather in early September does not show signs of frost. If that were to change, then it should be the story the bulls need to jump-start a rally. 

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What I'm Watching: August 15, 2017

What I'm Watching: August 15, 2017

Al here, checking in with today's update on what the team and I will be watching in the days to come:

Currently our team will be watching to see if December corn can manage to hold critical short term support at $3.70 this week.

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What I'm Watching: August 14, 2017

What I'm Watching: August 14, 2017

Al here, checking in with today's update on what the team and I will be watching in the days to come:

Watch the crop conditions report today. If conditions move lower, then odds are good that the USDA will eventually take yields lower as well. 

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What We're Watching: August 11, 2017

What We're Watching: August 11, 2017


Cory here, checking in with today's update on what the team and I will be watching in the days to come:


Recent weather gave much of the US mild temps and some much needed precipitation in key areas. Crop conditions for corn will likely stabilize and soybeans will likely improve next week.   

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What We're Watching: August 9, 2017

What We're Watching: August 9, 2017

Al here, checking in with today's update on what my team and I will be watching in the days to come:

The crop report on Thursday should provide fuel to move the grain market. Keep a close eye on the international situation with North Korea. War of any magnitude would not be viewed as bullish for anything in the short-term.

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An updated Beta version for our app

An updated Beta version for our app

As part of the process for getting our first app approved by Apple, we had to switch some details on the Beta version. Beta testers, please switch to the Beta version and next week the 'notifications' will be for updates on the new Beta. (It has a little yellow banner on the icon, that says 'BETA').
Meanwhile, version 2.0 is pretty much done! Watch for that Beta upgrade next...!
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Beta testing of our app has started!

Beta testing of our app has started!

And we're off to the races! If you signed up to be a beta tester of our 'Al Now!' app, then last night I sent you the official invite from Apple to get your hands on the beta version. This requires you to have Apple's 'TestFlight' app on your iPhone first. (TestFlight is like an App Store for beta versions, but invitation-only!) While you are looking through our app and telling us what you think, Apple is reviewing the app[...]
Website update!

Website update!

Every few years we 'clean house' and add some new features to our site. This time around, we made the site 'responsive'. This means it works a whole lot better on a smartphone than it did before. I hope you like the changes! Let me know if you see anything that is broken-- it's my job to make it work!
Farm Program Deadline

Farm Program Deadline

Al here again with a reminder about your new Farm Program paperwork.
 
Yes, back in February, you selected your five-year farm program. But you still need to sign up each year to get the program payments. The program sign-up deadline is September 30, 2015.
 
For many northern Corn Belt farmers in the ARC-CO program, you will be collecting $70 to $80 per acre payments on corn and $20 to $40 per[...]