Top Farmer Conference: January 5, 2024

Explore key factors influencing the U.S. economy & biofuels future. Join us for a one-day conference that will stimulate your thinking about agriculture's future and how you can position your farm to be successful in the years ahead. Attend in person in West Lafayette, Indiana or join us remotely.

Search our entire resource library

You're viewing a specific archive. Looking for something and want to search by keyword or just take a general look at ALL our resources? Click Search below!


November 2023 Corn & Soybean Basis Update

As the calendar turns to November, many farmers in the eastern Corn Belt still have corn left to harvest. According to USDA, 68% of corn in Indiana has been harvested as of November 5th. Wet corn in the primary culprit. As a result, many elevators are full and are at drying capacity.

Read More

Corn and Soybean Basis Weaken as Harvest Heats Up

As harvest heats up across the Midwest corn and soybean basis have been weakening. Weakening basis during harvest is typical of seasonal basis patterns. Therefore, to give context to current basis levels it is helpful to compare them to historical basis levels.

Read More

Déjà vu: Low Mississippi River Levels and Rising Barge Rates May Affect Grain Markets Again this Fall

Dry and hot conditions this year are again contributing to lower than normal river levels and, as a result, increasing barge rates. This is certainly something producers will want to pay attention to this fall.

Read More

Forecasting New Crop Basis Bids for Fall 2023

We are now in the final weeks of the 2022-2023 crop marketing year, and after what has been a wild year for corn and soybean basis, basis bids for old crop corn and soybeans have largely settled and are in alignment with historical values for this time of year in most regions across the eastern Corn Belt.

Read More

Soybean Outlook Update Following USDA’s June WASDE Report

Soybean futures volatility increased sharply this week as futures prices responded to concerns about dry weather possibly impacting crop yields. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Nathanael Thompson discussed the updated soybean outlook on the latest Purdue Commercial AgCast video podcast.

Read More

Corn Outlook Update Following USDA’s June WASDE Report

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Nathanael Thompson discussed the updated corn outlook following USDA’s June World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on the latest Purdue Commercial AgCast video podcast. The latest corn crop condition ratings were discussed along with implications for 2023 U.S. corn yield, production and carryover stocks.

Read More

Corn Basis Implications from July-September Futures and Weather Conditions

Corn and soybean basis has been relatively steady in recent weeks in most regions of the eastern Corn Belt. Attention now shifts to the July-September corn futures price spread, which has a strong inversion—September trading for $0.73/bu. less than July. How will this impact basis patterns for the remainder of the summer?

Read More

New and Improved Crop Basis Tool

It is hard for me to believe, but the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture Crop Basis Tool has been around for more than five years. Since then, the Tool has served as a valuable source of current and historical corn and soybean basis information for producers and grain industry participants.

Read More

Critical Juncture for Crop Basis & Your Marketing Strategy for the Remainder of ’22 Crop

On this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert explore what’s been taking place in the Eastern Corn Belt on corn basis, the May/July CBT corn spread, as well as the July/September CBT corn spread, and discuss how you might pursue some marketing strategies for the remainder of the ’22 crop that you might have in storage. 

Read More

April 2023 Crop Basis Update

April 13, 2023 crop basis update on forward contract bids, corn and soybean basis outlook, and new crop corn and soybean futures.

Read More