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Food Commodities on the Edge of Major Inflation Surge

Food Commodities on the Edge of Major Inflation Surge

This is shaping up to be the year when all the travails in the agricultural world start to catch up with the commodities markets. There has been an unrelenting series…

El-Nino Return? Strength of Which Could Determine our Near Future $

El-Nino Return? Strength of Which Could Determine our Near Future  $

Could El Nino usher in the next World War?  Could it force the next recession? Those sound like crazy statements – but they aren’t that far-fetched – especially if you…

It’s all Perspective – Cropland in California $

It’s all Perspective – Cropland in California  $

First, the cropland and farming sector in California is critical to the overall health of the farming community in the United States. Here are a few stats about California’s crop…

Grain Markets Really Struggling $

Grain Markets Really Struggling  $

Farmers are going to have a tough 2014 if this trend continues. Look at the GSCI chart at right concerning the price of key agricultural commodities. We can see in…

Surprisingly, Cattle Herds Continue to Decline $

Surprisingly, Cattle Herds Continue to Decline  $

The national cattle herd size is contracting still and it remains smaller than we have seen in decades. That may not seem like a big deal to most of you,…

Tyson to Stop Buying Zilmax Fed Beef, Meat prices Surge $

Tyson to Stop Buying Zilmax Fed Beef, Meat prices Surge  $

Approximately 60-80 percent of all production cattle in the United States are fed a supplement called Zilmax – and Tyson foods said last night that it would stop buying cattle…

Corn Silking Generally Below Normal Average $

Corn Silking Generally Below Normal Average  $

Taking a look at the biggest corn production markets in the country, late planting of corn has led to delays in silking (pollination). Without the silking on corn, it won’t…

Retail Chicken Broilers Hit All Time High $

Retail Chicken Broilers Hit All Time High  $

The US meat market has come into focus over the past month as prices have risen across the board. The chart at the right developed from data from the USDA,…

Wheat Crop “Worsens” $

Wheat Crop “Worsens”  $

The USDA issued a preliminary report on the wheat crop condition in the United States. The report showed that the quality and condition of the wheat crop has worsened as…

Grain Prices “Plummet” $

Grain Prices “Plummet”  $

In the farming community, a daily drop that hits the Chicago Board of Trade’s daily limit is considered to be a “plummet”. We reported to you last week that acres…

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