Grain News

USDA Stocks Report: Interpreting the Report and what contracting options Key recommends to mitigate the risk

  The USDA stocks report this past Friday pulled everything lower to end the month.  This was a dramatic set-back

Summer Grain Update

According to the heat units, it looks as if we’ll have an early harvest. So what does that mean

A Surprise Rally, Now What? Spring Market Outlook

The surprise rally from mid-January to March 2018 delivered plenty of volatility and opportunity, with certainly more to come.

Winter Grain Update

The markets have finally tried to break out of the trading range we’ve been in for the past couple

Key Cooperative FOB Program

Key Cooperative implemented a Freight on Board (FOB) program this summer which provides producers with a competitive, custom bid for grain picked up at the farm-gate by Key Cooperative, and delivered to the most competitive end-user within the local market.  This new program has seen a lot of success and we want to build on it by further expanding our competitive portfolio of marketing options.  Starting in December, Key will be bidding the same bid as the processor on all full-month bids for grain shipped direct off the farm through Key Cooperative

Is this the year for Minimum Price Contracts?

With harvest starting, we’ve seen the usual yield reports from all over the country and they are as variable

Summer Uncertainty

Crop issues or Funds. Which wins out or has the bigger effect on the markets as we go through

Does History Actually Repeat?

There appears to be a substantial number of bushels and producers that are hoping that history will repeat. Another

Marketing Goalpost

A long time ago I heard a guy say “you can’t kick a field goal if you don’t have

Keep Revenue per Acre in Mind

This may be riding a dead horse but there are times when it is beneficial to repeat things; reminders

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How Big Can The Crop Get?

How big can the crop get? This is truly the million/billion dollar question. With the

Where & Who

The USDA continues to project a huge corn carryout and what would be nice to

Grain Management Vital Now

Check the grain’s temperature and moisture content.

Branstad signs Harvest Weight proclamation

Proclamation to aid farmers in hauling harvest in an efficient and effective manner

Corn and Soybean Acreage

The debate about the size of the USDA’s final estimate of the 2014 U.S. average corn and soybean yields continues.

Corn Stover Meeting Announced

ISU Extension & Outreach invites all to learn more about the corn stover harvest.

Drying and Storing Wet Soybeans

Careful management when drying and storing soybeans is essential to maximizing your profits.

USDA: Record Corn, Soybean Forecast

With U.S. corn production forecast at a record 14 billion bushels, growers can expect to see futures prices stay above $4 per bushel for the time being.

Key Cooperative Supports United Way

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE our participation in the first ever annual United Way campaign at Key Cooperative.

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