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....

Old Tractors Getting New Lives

Tractors manufactured in the late 1970s and 1980s are some of the hottest items in farm auctions across the Midwest these days and it’s not because they’re antiques. Other than the software on modern equipment, tractors from that era aren’t that different from those produced in the 2000s, but that...

Personal Rice Comments from Andy Daniels

Please remember this in NOT a solicitation to buy, sell or trade any commodity. This is simply Andy's personal opinion about the current market conditions. There is considerable risk in trading and you should always consult with your individual licensed broker.  A few observations from the USDA Numbers on Jan...

Tesla Reports Second Profitable Quarter in a Row, Promises Record Production

Tesla's stock surged as much as +13% in extended trading yesterday after the company reported strong fourth-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates. Tesla said it expects positive cash flow and net income going forward. Vehicle deliveries should also “comfortably exceed 500,000 units,” in 2020. The company also said it planned...

Why the Lockdown of China’s Hubei Province is so Concerning

An article in The Economist recently noted that the World Bank has estimated that as much as 90% of the economic damage from epidemics stems from people’s fear of associating with others, which leads offices and stores to close. In China, this is being magnified by the government’s lockdown of...

Baseball Hall of Fame… Who Got Selected for 2020!

It was on this day back in 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson, and Walter Johnson. The Hall of Fame actually had its beginnings in 1935, when plans were made to build a...

Remembering the Victims of the Challenger Disaster

The Challenger's launch on January 28, 1986, was supposed to be a celebratory event for NASA. Notable for sending the first civilian into space, high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger would take its crew of seven into orbit around the Earth. NASA prepared a special stream for students across the...

Great Words of Wisdom From World Champion Coach

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Great Words of Wisdom From World Champion Coach  Valorie Kondos Field became the UCLA Gymnastic coach in 1983 with absolutely no previous gymnastics experience. She went on to become an 8x National Champion and was named Pac-12 Coach of the Century. In this short video, she explains some enlightening...

Scientists Say They Can Create Protein “From Thin Air”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Scientists Say They Can Create Protein "From Thin Air"   Finnish scientists say they've produced a protein "from thin air" that they believe will be able to compete with soybean-derived products on price within the next decade. Solar Foods makes Solein by extracting CO₂ from the air using carbon-capture...