New-crop corn and soybean futures have felt some bullish momentum from USDA’s reports earlier this week that showed lower-than-expected domestic stocks for both. It’s setting up a battle for acres between now and when the planters run in much of U.S. corn and soybean country this spring. A look at the soybean-to-corn ratio shows that fundamentally, acreage could shift to more soybeans this year, but farmers still have a lot more confidence in consistent corn yields, so that fundamental shift may not happen. Another positive stemming from the rally: crop insurance guarantee prices will be established soon, and locking in higher price points will provide additional confidence for farmers regardless of their planting choices this spring. See more on the whole scenario.