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Ag Grain Prices drop, Meat Prices Jump $

Ag Grain Prices drop, Meat Prices Jump  $

There is a huge disparity in the fortunes of the farming and rancher community this year. Because of a bumper harvest in the grain sector, YTD grain prices have been…

The Changing Face of US Trade $

  The US saw a nice little surge in its export numbers last month and this provided on of the best trade months since the recession. For much of the…

Update on Industrial Metals $

Update on Industrial Metals  $

We have said many times that there are many ways to measure and monitor industrial metal prices. There are more ways to buy metals than there are companies tracking them.…

Water Resources and Drought – Continued Focus $

Water Resources and Drought – Continued Focus  $

A lot of sources have dropped the drought story in California – but we think it is still one of the more formative events impacting the country – and it…

Electricity Costs hit All-Time Highs $

Electricity Costs hit All-Time Highs  $

  We know that there has been a lot mentioned about the surge in electricity costs. But, we don’t think that many of you are really paying attention to just…

Quick Fuel Update $

Quick Fuel Update  $

It may not seem like it with all of the geopolitical tension around the world, but fuel prices are actually lower than they were last year. Take a look at…

Newest Price to Stocks Ratio for Major Commodities $

Newest Price to Stocks Ratio for Major Commodities  $

We like to go to the monthly crop outlook from the USDA to pull out just one figure – the price to stocks use ratio. It’s pretty simple stuff, the…

A Beef Chart Needing Little Explanation $

A Beef Chart Needing Little Explanation  $

The accompanying chart in this story is from IndexMundi and it shows the daily price for beef. It really doesn’t need any explanation – beef prices are near or at…

An Alternative to the Gas Tax You Should Know About $

An Alternative to the Gas Tax You Should Know About  $

There is a proposal on the table in Washington to increase the national gas tax by .12 cents a gallon to help fund the National Highway Fund (which is almost…

Raw Material Blasts

Raw Material Blasts

Raw Material Blasts: Brent North Sea Crude (foreign sourced oil) moved up to $113.50 a barrel on Fridayin late afternoon trading largely on Iraq fears. The moment we see forces…

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