Don’t Miss Mecums ‘Gone Farmin’ Vintage Tractor Auction

Vintage collectors, history buffs and pretty much every red-blooded American farmer who enjoys a walk down the equipment memory lane will want to check out Mecum's Gone Farmin auction. In 2010, Dan Mecum, son of Mecum Auctions’ President and Founder Dana Mecum, officially launched a tractor division to stand all...

Why I Continue to Hold a Bullish Position in Corn

Corn bulls will be trying to hold some of yesterday's gains. Perhaps increased Chinese buying and a bit of stabilization in crude oil can stop or slow some of the bleeding. I continue to hold a very small bullish position but have prepared myself mentally for the price to drop...

With Kids All at Home, Here’s a Little Something for Parents to Debate

As you know I have argued for many years that building a false sense of high self-esteem in our children was a very slippery slope. Finally, more psychologists are getting on the same page and starting to change their tune. The Wall Street Journal ran an article that showed how...

New Study Says “Megadrought” is Underway in American West

Nine Western states are currently in the midst of a historic "megadrought", according to scientists at Columbia University who just published their findings in the journal Science. They say it's the worst one in 500 years and has likely been ongoing since 2000. The researchers were studying the occurrence of...

Cannabis, Crude Oil, and Corn with special guest Brian Schinderle

Brian Schinderle currently serves as Executive Vice President - Finance of Grassroots Cannabis (Grassroots) and is focused on strategy, capital markets, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions. Grassroots operates a vertically integrated cannabis business with current operations in 12 states and > 900 employees as of March 2020. On July...

Pandemic’s Effect on Organic Sector

Americans have been buying an increasing number of organic products in the last few years with sales climbing +6.3%, but the question now is how will the spread of COVID-19 impact the future of the organic space?  Consumer purchasing patterns and more importantly, priorities are quickly changing. Our friends at...

Did You Know a Fatal Strain of Brid Flu was Confirmed Last Week in U.S.?

The US Department of Agriculture last week reported a deadly case of H7N3 bird flu in a turkey flock in Chesterfield county, South Carolina. The virus killed 1,583 turkeys and the remaining 32,577 birds have since been euthanized. In a statement, USDA said there was no immediate public health concern...

Early Predictions for COVID-19’s Impact on the Ag Industry

COVID-19 has left economic forecasters with the very difficult task of analyzing and trying to predict where things go from here. Our friends from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri are using their talents and tools to try and best forecast what affects...

As if We Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About … It’s Tornado Season!

At least 33 people were killed as a tornado outbreak slashed across the South on Sunday and Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and leaving numerous towns with widespread, severe damage. While tornadoes can and have occurred in every month in the United States, the most active months are...