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Grain Market Update

Added April 2, 2010

Corn Price Update
April 2010
Upper Midwest (Des Moines, IA)
3/24/10

Organic grain and feedstuff prices are lower than February with light demand and offerings reported. #2 yellow corn was reported as steady to $.25 lower with light demand, while wheat trade continues to see lackluster demand with heavy offerings. As planting season draws near many farmers are expecting delays due to excessive moisture. While some producers still report that their grain bins are full due to an excess of corn and wheat in the market, concerns regarding the current state of the economy are weighing heavy on the minds of consumers, which is an added hit to the market.

Monthly and fourth quarter average prices are located below. All prices FOB price per bushel except where stated (trucking cost needs to be added)


                                             

3/20/10

Feb 2010

Jan 10

Dec 09

4th qtr 09

April 2009

Feed Grade Corn

5.31

5.49

5.45

5.34

5.44

7.45

Food Grade Soybeans

19.91

 

20.98

20.29

20.18

20.10

Feed Grade Soybeans

16.79

17.10

15.82

16.97

17.19

17.70

Feed Grade Oats

3.13

 

3.16

3.39

3.35

4.14

Feed Grade Barley

3.82

4.42

4.71

 

4.2

6.09

Food Grade Wheat

 

 

 

7.48

7.28

 

Feed Grade Wheat

4.35

 

4.70

 

5.02

7.66

Soybean meal

 

755/ton

781/ton

788/ton

759/ton

 

Feed Grade Peas

8.40

8.33

 

9.85

9.63

 

Organic Alfalfa - Premium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Alfalfa – Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Cornbelt (Springfield, IL)
3/24/10
Organic grain and feedstuffs traded steady to weak in February.  Demand was light to moderate for heavy offerings.  Buying interest was light with limited spot sales reported.  Many dealers have been selective in buying organic grains due to poor quality and large inventories.  This helped to pressure organic grains lower. All prices FOB price per bushel except where stated (trucking cost needs to be added)

                                             

3/20/10

Feb 2010

Jan 10

Dec 09

4th  qtr 09

April 09

Feed Grade Corn

6.10

6.25

6.01

6.11

6.23

8.23

Food Grade Wheat

 

 

6.52

 

6.84

10.30

Feed Grade Wheat

5.00

5.73

5.77

6.25

5.73

7.01

Feed Grade Barley

4.90

4.65

4.38

4.41

4.29

6.28

Feed Grade Soybeans

17.21

17.08

16.68

16.78

19.11

18.56

Soybean meal/ton

783/ton

771.07

758/ton

790/ ton

802/ton

 

Feed Grade Oats

3.34

3.6

3.21

3.43

3.58

 

Organic Alfalfa – Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Grass Hay – Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Northeast Organic grain price 2005-2010


Year

12% CP Grain

16% CP Grain

18% CP Grain

2005

 $                   310

 $                     330

 $                   349

2006

 $                   350

 $                     380

 $                   395

2007

 $                   360

 $                     393

 $                   412

2008

 $                   490

 $                     565

 $                   598

2009

 $                   540

 $                     585

 $                   620

2010

 $                   460

 $                     480

 $                   509

% increase 2005-2008

58.06%

71.21%

71.35%

Located below are the links to latest organic price reports.
Upper Midwest Organic Grain and Feedstuff  http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/nw_gr113.txt
Eastern Corn Belt Organic Grain Feedstuff  http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/gx_gr120.txt
National Hay, Feed & Seed Weekly Summary  http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswfeedseed.pdf
National Organic Grains and Feedstuffs: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lsbnof.pdf