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If You’ve Ever Played Football, Been to a Game, or Just a Fan… This is a Must Watch Video!

This video is from this past weekend’s Super Bowl with players, coaches and family mic’ed up from the Chiefs and 49’ers. It brings back tons of great memories playing a sport I truly loved and the camaraderie of a team and a family. I just don’t think many folks realize how well these players work together …

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Pay Attention… How China is Impacting the Energy Markets?

Oil markets have been spooked by a recent report that Chinese demand has dropped by about three million barrels a day—roughly 20% of the nation’s daily demand late last year and 3% of global consumption. Not everyone is convinced that a 20% drop in Chinese demand—if that is the current run-rate—is likely to be sustained. …

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Taking Regenerative Ag to the Next Level

Regenerative agriculture is not only a growing buzzword in the industry, it’s gaining traction with growers across the globe. More and more producers are implementing practices like composting, cover crops, and no-to-low-till into their operations, leaving food sources for soil microbes in the soil. Over time these practices help to strengthen the soil microbes which …

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The Hottest Home-Construction Market Since 2006 Lifting Lumber

Builders are hammering away at more new houses than at any time since before last decade’s foreclosure crisis, and the construction boom is driving up lumber prices. Lumber prices have declined sharply from the record highs in early 2018 but have seen a bit of an increase lately. The graph below shows two measures of …

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Coronavirus Update

We are now approaching +10,000 infected globally, which surpassed that of the SARS epidemic over a year long period (2002-2003). There are now a reported +213 dead, which is another +25% jump. There are now thought to be 100 confirmed cases of infection outside mainland China in at least 18 countries. Reuters reported that China’s Shandong …

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