The markets are taking a beating again today as corn trades 5 lower, soybeans 5 lower and wheat 16 lower. Uncertainty continues in the livestock sector due to meat plant closures that are limiting upward movement in prices despite some technical buying. The wheat market is dragging markets lower today as fund managers liquidate some of their long positions they have accumulated over the past few weeks.
I cannot emphasize enough that anyone that needing to move old crop corn anytime this spring or summer should get sales on the books! Either cash or basis sales should be made because the end use is not going to be what we are accustom to seeing in the past. I can account for a demand destruction of more than 40 million bushels in Wisconsin alone due to the current situation in the Ethanol industry. This is not confined to WI as every state is dealing with the same issue. There is going to be a lot of old crop corn to move and with another big crop expected this coming fall. End users are not going to want to be carrying much of this old crop when we hit September and October due to the quality as they will look to purchase higher quality corn from the 2020 crop. You should also be looking to make some new crop sales for the crop that will be put in the ground starting in the next week. (what hasn’t already been put in)
Have a Safe Day!