Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Farm succession starts with your financial security

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Succession. We all realize it’s important, but how do we know when we’re ready? My son has been working with me since he graduated from college. Over the last several years, farming has been good. Prices have been up and our income has been strong. Now, given current commodity values and higher... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 01/26/2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 26 – China grabbed the headlines once again overnight as stocks quickly sold off to drive values to 13-month lows. The closely-watched Shanghai Composite Index dropped 6.4% at the close, settling at its lowest level since December 2014 as confidence in China’s economy continued to slide... Learn More →


Corn Report, 01/26/2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Corn values have consolidated near the recent highs of $3.72 ½ and continue to hold the 50-day MA of $3.67 thanks in part to the strength in wheat. However, technicals are starting to roll over and without additional supportive news; we could see values set back to the low $3.60s in the meantime.... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/26/2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Live cattle futures opened roughly $1.00 higher yesterday morning, before slipping lower through the rest of the session and closing as much as $1.00 lower. Friday’s cash cattle trade, which was as high as $135 would have been on the high end of expectations, but I sense the industry is torn... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 01/26/2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

General Market News · Sprint said to cut 2,500 jobs, 7% of workforce · EU to extend border checks amid refugee crisis · Oil drops as Saudis to maintain investment spending, China Diesel use falls · Connie Tipton, the president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), announced... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 01/26/2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Good news: China is still hungry for grains, oilseeds, biofuels, etc. Bad news: most of that new business isn't coming from us. The country largely has cheaper alternatives in S.A. soybeans and Black Sea corn & wheat, while their demand for our DDG’s and milo are lagging as well... Chinese... Learn More →