“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 actually words down below along […]

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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. For those who might not […]

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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 break the record set four […]

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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 to supply chain bottlenecks that […]

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U.S. Summer Electric Demand Could be Lowest Since 2009

Changes in social patterns resulting from efforts to control COVID-19 are also affecting the electric power industry, and although it is still too early to determine with certainty how the efforts to reduce the spread of the pandemic are affecting the entire sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s short-term forecasts provide some perspective on the […]

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