Will Latest “Trade Aid” Incentivize Planting Late?

Corn bulls took a step back as there's some questions regarding the next round of "trade aid". Bears are saying it could influence the producers and perhaps incentivize for late planting. In other words, there's some hesitation as a producer might now be less apt to take "preventive plant", instead...

Why I Believe Corn Acres Finish Sub 88 Million and Yields Below 168 BPA

Corn traders continue to debate the number of planted acres and overall crop condition. I personally argue, there will be a lot more "preventive plant" acres and acres that need to be "re-planted" than the market is currently anticipating. Unfortunately, we might not know the real acreage numbers until much later...

Billionaire Gives His Tips on Grinding It Out and Making the Best Decisions!!!

Dan Gilbert, age 57, is perhaps best known as the billionaire owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, but what many people don't recognize are his humble beginnings and simple philosophical keys to success. Gilbert was born in Detroit, Michigan, attended Southfield-Lathrup High School, earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State...

Can You Identify a Leader? … This Will Make You Think!

We've been having a lot of talk inside our office as of late about leaders and followers. I've been extremely lucky to have many great mentors and leaders in my life, both at younger age and during my professional career. Interestingly, all of the most successful people I've come in...

New Reality in the Global Soybean Market

For the better part of a year, African Swine Fever has been roiling the global soybean complex. Now we have new data from China's Ministry of Ag and Rural Affairs reporting that the pig herd has declined by -20% since ASF was first reported in early August 2018, and China's...

How to be Successful at Work or in Business

I recently received an interesting article from Taylor Pearson, a personal coach and business consultant down in Austin, Texas. I thought it was an interesting take on personal growth regarding work and business. I know a lot of friends and family who say they feel stuck and or constantly searching...

Interesting Read…. Planet Fitness

There's been a lot of stories and research circulating as of late regarding the "Planet Fitness" business model and the explosive growth the company has enjoyed! This is happening at the same time many traditional retailers across the U.S. have announced thousands of store closures. On the flip side, Planet...

GREAT READ…. Are You Entrepreneurial Minded?

What would you do to earn money if all you had was five dollars and two hours? I was in a meeting the other day and this topic came up. From what I understand, Tina Seelig, a professor at Stanford University, gave her class this assignment years ago, as part...

Great Story… The Greek Freak, the Key is Consistency

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 6'11" forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, also known as The Greek Freak is slowly taking over the NBA one game at a time. He and his team will face off against the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs early next week. What many...

The Trojan Horse… And Why I Still Remind Myself of the Message!

It was on this day back in 1184 BC that the Greeks are said to have entered Troy using the Trojan Horse. There's been a ton of debate about the story for centuries, some argue it's historical fact while others say it's mostly fiction. Many scholars believe that there is...