Life is Good!

I constantly hear my friends and others talking about how bad things have become. They talk about more shootings, more violent crimes, less religion, etc..., but these arguments are not backed by facts or figures. They are mostly just strong hunches and hearsay. Believe it or not, violent crimes are much lower than in years past. Faith...

Corn Limit-Up Within 2-week!

Corn bulls are talking about a possible short squeeze in the front end of the market, the JUL19 contract, which is challenging a 5-year high. As I've been reporting, cash basis bids have been tightening in many locations and the market is getting wound tighter and tighter. I think there's...

Is $10 Corn a Possibility??

I see at minimum -10 million unplanted corn acres and perhaps much more. I also have a very hard time fully grasping potential yield loss on all of the re-plant and late-planted acres. Recently on the June WASDE, the U.S. planted acreage estimate was lowered by -3 million to 89.8...

Amazing Story of Strength and the Will to Fight for Life

Writing this report and sharing my thoughts has allowed my wife and I to meet some amazing families across our great nation. This past year has perhaps been the toughest we remember. We have sent many plants, trees, cards of sorrow and prayers to many families. We've truly become friends...

Sometimes We Just Loose Perspective…

I was at a business conference in Arizona this past week and we talked a lot about "perspective". In fact, one of the speakers told her story about how she has enjoyed wild success by simply trying to deliver one thing..."happiness". Her bars and restaurants have no menu's as she...

Happy Memorial Day… Today’s Report is Dedicated to Our Soldiers!

I wanted to take just a quick moment and talk about "Memorial Day." I know I might be preaching to the choir, but many people fail to realize that Memorial Day was originally set aside to exclusively honor the fallen soldiers of our great nation. In fact, it was first...

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...