The Current State of Commodity Markets: 2020 U.S. Crop Year Analysis

Kevin McNew

Sep 24, 2020

Farmers in the U.S. are facing a unique set of circumstances near the end of the 2020 growing season: A demand-driven market for corn and soybeans, even as harvest activities are either underway or fast-approaching across much of the country.

Watch our free, on-demand FBN® State of the Market Webinar to learn more about the key drivers behind commodity markets today and how this can shape your strategy moving forward: 

In the webinar, you’ll get answers from our team of experts to market questions that are unique to the 2020 crop year, including:

  • How did August’s derecho windstorms influence overall yield forecasts in the U.S.?

  • How do global stocks look on the balance sheet?

  • What impact is Chinese buying having on commodity markets?

  • What is the outlook for wheat following its rally earlier this year?

  • What role does the relative weakness of the U.S. dollar play in market forecasts?

  • How will a La Niña weather pattern potentially impact the growing season in South America—and why does this matter to U.S. farmers?

You’ll also learn about the resources, insights and support you can access as a member of FBN Market Advisory and how our team can help you develop a data-driven strategy for marketing your crops.

Plus we’ll show you how a margin loan—available from FBN Finance to new Market Advisory subscribers at zero interest for up to $25/acre on a line of credit up to $300,000 through September 30, 2020—can support hedging activities for your operation.

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Kevin McNew

Sep 24, 2020