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Coronavirus and Crude Oil Casting Dark Clouds Over Farm Income in 2020

I’ve been on a ton of calls this week and many in the ag space are rightfully worried. If prices remain at these levels or perhaps even lower, many farm families will find themselves in dire financial circumstances. The complications of coronavirus along with the fallout in crude oil has created a dangerous one-two punch …

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Coronavirus Fallout is a Heavy Burden for Commodity Bulls

Corn bulls are really feeling the pressure from the fallout in the outside macro space particularly the negative headlines associated with crude oil and now massive demand uncertainties. I continue to hear talk that there will be serious bloodshed and carnage in the ethanol sector. I suspect several plants simply don’t make it out of …

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Weather Concerns Take Back Seat to Coronavirus, Oil Rout

Traders are gearing up for U.S planting season. Bulls are pointing to overly wet conditions and the possibility of extreme flooding in many parts of the U.S. Traders are specifically keeping a close eye on the banks of the Mississippi River in parts of Illinois and Iowa, as well as the Red River and Sheyenne …

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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 is continual on the rise as 84% …

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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 million. The U.S. average yield …

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The Secret To Improving Your Grain Marketing… and Everything Else!

The Secret To Improving Your Grain Marketing… and Everything Else! As I travel around the country speaking to producers and ag professionals, I’m constantly being asked by individuals how they can improve their overall marketing skills? I’ve thought about this question for years and my conclusion remains the same… Simply think of the successes of …

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Crazy Bit of History… The Day the Mississippi River Ran in Reverse

Crazy Bit of History… The Day the Mississippi River Ran in Reverse It was on this day in 1812 that a series of violent earthquakes near Missouri causes a tsunami of sorts in the Mississippi River, actually making the river run backward for several hours. The series of tremors and earthquakes, which took place between …

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