Corn Stocks Could be Big Market Mover on USDA Report Day

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Stocks Could be Big Market Mover on USDA Report Day March report previewWith the end of March come two highly anticipated reports from USDA, the quarterly stocks update and the annual Planting Intentions report. Both reports are released at noon Eastern time Thursday and the average guesses from analysts is for planted acreage to be 89.97 million acres of corn and 83.06 million acres of soybeans. Both figures would be higher than what was planted in 2015.It is the stocks report that could be a market mover though, according to INTL FCStone Chief Commodities Economist Arlan Suderman.“That’s where USDA has the biggest tendency to have big surprises that are market moving with little logic as to which direction they’d be, so therefore not really anticipated and catching traders off guard. Corn stocks would be the number one place we would look for a potential surprise. We’ve seen corn trade the daily limit, up or down, in 3 of the last 5 years following the end of March report.”So the corn stocks number is what traders will be watching closest.“In the end I think that’s bigger than the acreage report,” Suderman told HAT, “although the acreage report could either add to the bullishness or bearishness of the stocks report, or take away from it. But stocks are the big one right now.”Suderman says most soybean usage is known since there isn’t a feed usage category as you’ll find in corn, and that’s where large swings can occur. So a soybean surprise isn’t as likely although, “there can be surprises there if stocks differ by more than about 30 or 40 million bushels, and that would suggest maybe USDA has either over or underestimated the size of the crop.”Mike Silver at Kokomo Grain told HAT anecdotal evidence from crop insurance sales data has Indiana farmers planting more soybean acres this year, but he also expects to see an increase in planted corn acres.“I think that is due partly to less wheat that was sowed last fall,” he said. “So I think we will see here in Indiana probably an increase in corn acres and an abnormally larger percentage shift towards soybeans from the normal 50/50 corn/soybean rotations here in Indiana.”Silver will provide analysis of the reports for HAT at the conclusion of trade Thursday. Corn Stocks Could be Big Market Mover on USDA Report Day Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Mar 30, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleApril Showers Will Keep Planting on HoldNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Shafer on matchup with No. 1 Florida State: ‘Why not us?’

first_imgSome of the few instances when Scott Shafer smiled during his Thursday morning press conference came as he discussed Syracuse being the biggest underdog it’ll be all season.No. 1 Florida State brings its 21-game winning streak to the Carrier Dome on Saturday at noon, posing another challenge for an Orange team that’s faced distractions all week long. But Shafer rejected questions about his new-look coaching staff and instead looked to embrace the underdog mentality.“The good thing about football is that … (it) doesn’t always bounce the same way every weekend,” Shafer said. “If we can control the things we can, why not us?”Thirty years ago, Syracuse knocked off No. 1 Nebraska at home for the program’s only upset of a top-ranked opponent. But Shafer hasn’t really used that game as motivation, he said.Instead, he showed his players the college football teams that, over the last three weeks, won games in which they were underdogs by more than 12-point spreads.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer pointed to some of the games Syracuse wasn’t supposed to win, but did, since he arrived in 2009 — defeats of West Virginia both on the road and at home and a 2012 upset of Louisville. Shafer added that he was once a 41-point underdog and a winner on the same day.“The one common element in all those victories is that teams have been upset, any given team on Saturday, the same thing happened,” Shafer said. “They tackle better. They block better. They stay in tune with each play. When you try to play above yourself, that’s when you get in trouble.“When you try to just play better than you did the last play, each play of the game, that’s when I’ve seen those types of games go your way.”Then he added, with a grin, “And you look for maybe a ball to ricochet off someone’s helmet or something and fall into your hands. Those things have happened in some of the upsets I’ve been a part of.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more