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    • Gulke: Optimism in the Grains January 20, 2018
      In this week’s Weekend Market Report, Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, sits down with host Pam Fretwell to talk about the generally positive trading in most grains this week.
      Julianne Johnston
    • The Relevance Test January 19, 2018
      Usable information comes from filtering data via knowledge. It seems to me that a lot of folks are having trouble with the filters getting clogged! My original title for this piece was “Should it Matter?” Will a 20,000 tonne export sale truly affect grain prices? Not much, unless it is part of a […]
      Alan Brugler
    • California Dairy Farmers Seek Emergency Milk Price Increase January 19, 2018
      Western United Dairymen (WUD) and the California Dairy Campaign (CDC) have petitioned the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for an emergency hearing to increase over-base milk prices by about 35¢/cwt for the next 12 months.
      Jim Wiesemeyer
    • Could Hard Spring Wheat Acres Grow After USDA Reports? January 18, 2018
      A lot of focus on the USDA January crop production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) reports seemed to be placed on corn and soybeans, both of which didn’t see major market action following the release of the reports.
      Roger Bernard
    • How Do Your Corn Cost-Of-Production Estimates Compare? January 18, 2018
      If you're putting a pencil to your corn cost of production for 2018, consider the blog that Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin agronomist, released this morning . Lauer reports that the "cost of production in 2018 is predicted to be $645 per acre. The breakeven price for corn at a yi […]
      Roger Bernard
    • Grinding Market Gives Farmers Signs to Defend Balance Sheet January 17, 2018
      For many, 2017 seemed to be a bland, lifeless year when it came to commodity markets. Halfway through January 2018, it seems this year will be more of the same: less dynamic and uninspired. 
      Julianne Johnston
    • Nutella Maker to Pay $2.8 Billion for Nestle U.S. Candy Unit January 16, 2018
      Nutella Maker to Pay $2.8 Billion for Nestle U.S. Candy Unit
      Unknown Author
    • How the Budget Bill Impacts Immigration Reform January 16, 2018
      As government shutdown looms, the budget standoff is linked to another issue important to agriculture: immigration.
      Julianne Johnston
    • How I'll Try To Get 4 Dollar Corn If The Market Doesn't Rally January 15, 2018
      Jon Scheve
    • Farmers Share Their Cropping Intentions for 2018 January 15, 2018
      As farmers look for ways to improve their profitability in 2018, one of the areas many are evaluating is their crop mix.
      Julianne Johnston


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