Sep 13, 2011
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Soybean Crop Raised, Corn Output Down as Expected

USDA on Monday morning confirmed trade expectations by cutting its estimate of U.S. corn production by about 3%, but gave the soybean market a mildly bearish surprise as it raised estimated soybean production by nearly 1%, matching the high end of trade estimates....More
Sep 13, 2011
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Sept. 12 USDA Crop Report

The USDA Crop Report released on Sept. 12 decreased the expected U.S. corn production for 2011 – as compared to the August USDA estimates – and showed a slight increase in the expected 2011 soybean production, compared to the August estimates. USDA is now estimating the total 2011 corn production at 12.5 billion bushels, which is 3% below the 12.9 billion bushel estimate in August....More
Sep 13, 2011
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Financial Literacy: The Small Guy Takes a Big Step

With the financial crisis and all the budget mess in Washington, D.C., and at the state and local levels, it appears that the whole country could use a dose of good, old-fashioned financial literacy. The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, which I have been instructor at for 20 years, held an interesting session concerning this issue....More

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