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As planters roll, basis continues strength

As planters roll, basis continues strength

Futures prices for corn and soybeans are nothing to shout about, but basis continues to move to stronger levels.  Measured weekly, 2018 corn crop basis has rallied 50% since harvest and soybean basis has rallied 41% at an example central Iowa elevator (charts included below).   Farmers should monitor local basis and perhaps lock in basis for later pricing.

Check out the basis maps for Iowa at this link.



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