Do You Have a Plan for #Plant20 if Someone Gets Sick?

Nobody wants to talk about it... but as coronavirus makes its way into rural America we have to address the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Do you have a plan on the farm if one or more of your key employees goes down? With many small to medium-sized farm operations...

Do You Have a Plan for #Plant20 if Someone Gets Sick?

Nobody wants to talk about it... but as coronavirus makes its way into rural America we have to address the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Do you have a plan on the farm if one or more of your key employees goes down? With many small to medium-sized farm operations...

Current Investment Ideas and Farm Marketing Thoughts with Special Guest Mike Mock

This episode will highlight recent investment ideas like Costco and Walmart, what it's going to take to bring consumer confidence numbers up to the levels we saw weeks ago, changes coming for commercial real estate, where rural America is heading, how to react to the most recent USDA numbers, new crop...

Toilet Paper History and Interesting Facts

With all of the buzz about "toilet paper"we thought it would be fun to provide some real data and insight. The research company IRI, TP manufacturer Georgia-Pacific, who makes Quilted Northern and Angel Soft say that the average U.S. household of 2.6 people uses about 409 regular rolls per year....

READ: The Pandemic Impact to Rural America

Uncertainties are everywhere... but there are more talks and debates circulating about rural America and how it will be impacted by the spread of the virus. More than half of the counties in America have no hospital ICU beds... I'm worried! Everyone is talking about the big cities but we have...

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

The $2 trillion bipartisan coronavirus legislation, known as the CARES Act, is more than twice the size of America's biggest economic stimulus package, President Barack Obama's 2009 Recovery Act. It's also more than twice the size of America's biggest corporate bailout, President George W. Bush's 2008 Wall Street rescue. Keep...

How Healthcare is Changing… Worth the Quick Read

This was sent my direction yesterday and certainly makes  you stop and think about how many dominoes in the healthcare space are tied to the virus...  It was penned by Joshua Budhu one of the chief neurology residents at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. MRI...

Stocks We Currently Like During COVID-19

COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has brought immense amounts of fear into the market as the major indexes and many stocks have dropped more than 30% in the last few weeks. I still remain extremely cautious in these markets, but below are a few groups and stocks that our family has been...

Will Falling Emissions During Covid-19 Add to Farming Hurdles Ahead

Studies conducted by Severe Weather Europe have shown that the world typically sees an increase in CO2 emissions in the colder months in the Northern Hemisphere. However, this year has been different. In fact, there have only been two years since 1975 when CO2 rose less since the first of...

Thinking More About “National Ag Day”!

Today we celebrate "National Ag Day"... I thought it was very fitting considering our current predicament and battle against coronavirus. It was back in 1973 when the Agriculture Council of American (ACA) created this day to increase the public's awareness of the vital role of the farmer. It's amazing when...