Just as soybean harvest ramps up and corn harvest is not far behind, the basis along the U.S. river system has been falling apart due to low-water conditions on the river. Adding to the fall in basis is higher barge freight costs, which have jumped up due to the harvest demand for barges and the problems getting them to shippers.
"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
Carl Sagan, (1934-1996), Famous astronomer, scientist