October 1, 2016

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Quarterly Stocks Report Holds Few Surprises for Corn and Soybeans

In a year where USDA reports have served to surprise the trade more often than not, and not necessarily in a bullish way, farmers got a bit of a break in the September 30 Quarterly Grain Stocks report.  While there weren’t any bullish surprise for corn, soybeans or wheat, bearish ones were kept to the […]


House Passes Its Version Of The Water Resource Development Act

On Wednesday night, the U.S. House passed its version of the Water Resource Development Act on an overwhelming vote of 399-25.  The bill provides authorization for various U.S. Army Corp of Engineers projects, specifically inland waterways and ports which have been a major concern for those in agriculture. The Senate already passed their version and […]


WTO Warn Global Trade Growth At Slowest Levels Since 2009

A recent report by the World Trade Organization is warning that global trade is expected to grow by just 1.7% in 2016, well below earlier projected levels of 2.8%.  It was just a year ago the organization had projected as much as a 3.9% rate of growth in 2016.  If realized, this would be the […]


Farm Rescue Marks 400th Family Milestone

Farm Rescue is providing harvest support today to the 400th farm family since assistance efforts began back in 2005. The program provides planting, haying, harvesting and other help to farm families affected by a major illness, injury or natural disaster. Farm Rescue volunteers and donors say they’re proud to be a ray of sunshine for hardworking […]


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