May 22, 2012

Planting, Herbicides and Farm Programs 1

Across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, nearly all the intended corn is planted, and over 90% of the soybeans were planted as of May 18. Most of the corn and many of the soybeans that are planted in this region have emerged, and stands look fairly good....More
May 22, 2012

21-Hour CBOT Grain Futures Trade Starts

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grain futures began trading expanded hours on Sunday evening after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday granted fast approval to a new proposal for 21-hour trade from CME Group Inc. the CBOT's parent company....More
May 15, 2012

The Rule of Ten

The lead-in to this topic came from a farmer who had heard me speak about the Rule of 10 a number of years ago, and had experienced it in his own business. The gentleman is over 50, and has operated the farm for more than 30 years. Let’s explain the rule....More

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