Our Founding Farmers

This was passed along to me by good friends at Holganix and I wanted to share it with our readers. I thought it was fitting as many of my conversations over this past Independence Day holiday centered around our founding Fathers and just how far we are now drifting as a nation....

Political Uncertainty, Social Media, and Our Nation’s Future with special guest Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer is an accomplished CEO and CMO in marketing services and technology with more than 30 years of experience in media, advertising, research, and technology. Senior advisor in growth strategy and transformation. Team builder, motivator, change agent. Ad tech pioneer. Experienced board director and compensation committee chair in public and...

“So God Made a Farmer”

With this being a short holiday week I wanted to keep it light and easy. I've always enjoyed this piece that was done by Paul Harvey. The true author is "unknown," but in Paul Harvey's voice it's very hard to imagine it being done any better. I have included the...

Stocks, Row Crops, and Barbeque

Andy Daniels and Kevin Van Trump talk about how they will be trying to position themselves in the markets ahead of the harvest and highly anticipated November U.S. presidential election. Hear thoughts regarding stocks, crude oil, gold, corn, soybeans, rice, etc... There are also some good BBQ tips and talk....

2020 Temps Heading for Another Round of Records

Scientists at NOAA are saying this year's higher temperatures are unusual given the lack of a strong El Niño, and that 2020 is on course to be the world’s hottest since measurements began in 1880. Estimates from all the major players show a 50% to 75% chance that it will...

The Future of Meat Processing May Include More Automation

Meatpacking facilities in the U.S. emerged as hotbeds for coronavirus outbreaks. Thousands of workers became ill and +50 have died. In some cases, the communities where the operations are located have seen infections surge as well. Dozens of plants were forced to scale back operations or close down completely, leading...

A Father’s Letter to His Kids… The Things We Often Learn too Late In Life

This e-mail was sent my way the other day and is certainly worth sharing. I did a little digging and found out it was written by Morgan Housel a partner at The Collaborative Fund, and an expert on behavioral finance and history, he was also a former finance columnist at The Wall Street...

A Brief History of Brazil’s “Little” Corn Crop

With a lot of debate about Brazil's corn crop production this season, is it going to be well over +100 MMTs or sub-100 MMTs, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look back at how the crop has gotten so large. Keep in mind, the USDA...

“Starlink Network” Now Ready for Rural Beta Testing… Getting Signed Up!

SpaceX has been launching a steady stream of satellites over the last year, with nearly 600 now in low Earth orbit. They are part of the company's Starlink satellite constellation that aims to bring high-speed internet to every inch of the planet, including hard-to-reach rural areas. SpaceX founder and CEO...