There is more support this year to make changes in North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. The proposed changes are reasonable but won’t guarantee a rejuvenation of dairy and hog farms, as intended.
Wheat slipped lower last week as traders continue to show concerns about slow export demand. It was a short trading week, as the markets were closed Feb. 16 in observance of President’s Day. For the week ending Feb. 19, March Minneapolis lost 13 cents, March Chicago dropped 5.25 cents and March Kansas City gave back 17.75 cents.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The three different mustards have distinctly different markets.
Yellow is hot. Western Canadian farmers grew a larger crop last year than the year before, and most was yellow. Prices fell hard after harvest but have been on the upswing since, and new-crop prices are even higher. Trade is brisk. Farmers are selling and processors are busy. Yellow bids range between 33.5 to 36 cents per pound. Most, but not all, processors are buying.
TOWNER, N.D. — I once saw a “demotivational” poster that said, “Mistakes — it could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.” Pretty inspirational, huh?
There have been times in my 23 years of post-college cattle ranching when I felt my marketing decisions were best used as a warning to others. Kind of a “whatever I do, do the opposite” piece of marketing advice for others.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Lentil markets remain red-hot. It’s a gift, considering the poor quality. The year started out looking heavy, with 2014 plantings way up from 2013, but it was a tough production year, both quantity and quality.
Building a world-class nitrogen facility goes beyond raising more than $2 billion in construction funds or obtaining all the local, state and federal permits that are needed and assure the plant’s safe operation.
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