Understanding Commodity Markets One Consumer At A Time – DTN

🕔Jan 3, 2018My New Year’s resolution is to eat more beef. It’s not that I don’t already eat enough of the stuff; it’s just that I suddenly have a need to draw […]

Grain Market: Bitcoin and Blockchains Related to Commodity Trading – DTN

🕔Nov 10, 2017Soon it will be as easy for a large pension fund to trade bitcoin as it is to trade corn. The CME group announced last week it would open a […]

Grain Market Analysis: Reading the Tarot Cards – DTN

🕔Oct 26, 2017Back in the Middle Ages when this stuff was popular, agriculture was one of the chief topics on which occult magic was focused. On a visit to his local astrologer, […]

Grain Market: Proper Storage Can Extend “Old Corn” Life Indefinitely – DTN

🕔Oct 13, 2017Today — October 11, 2017 — is exactly 100 years since the day my great-grandfather penciled the “built-on” date inside the big red barn on our family’s farm. We had […]

Corn Market: 2017 Has Had Enough Problems to Make a Hollywood Drama – DTN

🕔Sep 1, 2017This is a golden age of television. It’s also a golden age of social media, which makes life challenging if you are trying to avoid spoilers for the latest episode […]

Commodity Supply Chains: Is a Disaster Waiting Around the Corner? – DTN

🕔Jul 7, 2017On a planet where there is such an oppressively large amount of wheat, that over a third of it won’t even be used in the current marketing year and will […]

Grain Markets: A Few Trading Tips Won’t Overcome Simple Procrastination – DTN

🕔May 26, 2017Farmers, tell me if this scenario seems familiar: You’re standing in one of your fields, noting how the plants have popped out of the ground in beautiful green rows, and […]

Grain Market 2017 : It’s Not Too Early to Consider a Pre-Harvest Play – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2017If I weren’t a grain market analyst, I would want to have the job of the person who compiles all the strange statistics for football announcers to tell the crowd […]

Grain Markets 2016: What Would George Bailey Do? – DTN

🕔Dec 22, 2016Exactly 70 years ago, on Dec. 20, 1946, New York moviegoers first heard Jimmy Stewart exclaim, “I wish I’d never been born!” (in character as George Bailey from Bedford Falls). […]

Drone Flying and Grain Marketing: 5 Rules for the Risky – DTN

🕔Nov 23, 2016Well, folks, I’m back in the drone-owning community! Many readers will remember that I lost my first little unmanned aerial system (UAS) in an ocean of prairie grass when a […]

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