New Crop Corn Improves Prospects for Pork Profits
A dry week in the Midwest will likely be reflected in substantial, probably record-high, weekly planting progress report when those data are released this afternoon. That prospect has new crop corn futures trading near $5.15/bu. today and only four cents higher than the December contract’s lifetime low of $5.11/bu. set June 15, 2012. That, of course, was about the time that last summer’s heat and lack of rainfall began to be a clear problem and prompting Dec ’13 futures to go above $6.60/bu. by early September. Should good growing conditions prevail, $5/bu. corn will be high at harvest time.