Grain Traders Keeping Close Eye on Livestock, Weather, and Crude

CORN trade is talking perhaps 1 million cattle now backed up in the pipeline awaiting slaughter. Seeing similar complications in both the pork and poultry sectors. There is talk that President Trump is going to mandate that processing plants stay open in order to avoid a food problem here in...

Cellular Meat is Headed Our Way… What You Need to Know!

Most of us in the livestock industry have been shocked by the rising popularity of so-called fake meat products from the likes of Beyond Meat and Impossible that went mainstream last year. These "plant-based" products proved more popular among consumers than many had thought. But there is another threat that...

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...