Thursday, February 16, 2012

Deere & Co. (DE) Projects Lower Corn Prices

Agriculture equipment maker Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) said on Wednesday they see corn prices dropping for 2012-2013, along with the price of soybeans, cotton and wheat.

Using a date for the starting the year of September 1, Deere said they see corn prices falling on average to $5.30 a bushel for 2012-2013, down from the average of $6.40 a bushel in 2011.

Soybeans are expected to drop significantly by Deere, with estimates of price per bushel falling from $13 a bushel in 2011 to $10.50 a bushel for 2012-2013. That's down from the November estimate of $11.25 a bushel.

For wheat, Deere sees prices dropping from $7.40 a bushel in 2011 to an average of $6.70 a bushel for 2012-2013. That's a little up from the November estimates of $6.60 a bushel for wheat.

Cotton is forecast to plummet from 88 cents a pound in 2011 to 75 cents a pound on average for 2012-2013.

No comments: