According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a cash crop is a “readily salable crop produced or gathered primarily for market.” In layman’s terms, these are growable commodities that are harvested, stored, and marketed instead of being directly consumed. In the U.S., the most common cash crops are corn, cotton, and assorted fruits. Globally, wheat, corn, rice,… Read more.
Reworking U.S. foreign trade has been a priority throughout President Donald Trump’s first term in office. To address this goal, the administration focused its efforts on replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and crafting new trade deals with the U.K., the E.U., and China. The process has… Read more.
For farmers, every year brings a new cycle of “out with the old and in with the new.” Old crops are marketed, new crops are planted, and existing crops are harvested.
Last year was a rough one for U.S. agricultural producers. A strong El Niño cycle, extraordinary flooding, and U.S.-China trade tensions posed a collection of unique challenges. As a result, U.S. family farm bankruptcies jumped from 498 (2018) to 595 (2019)―a 20 percent gain and an eight-year high.
We go over the economic impact of coronavirus, the fed interest rate cut, and why the markets trader higher when Biden started winning on Super Tuesday.
We go over the recent moves in the macro markets and the latest from the 2002 Ag Forum
We go over the latest WASDE results plus our thoughts on Rice, Corn, Crude, Cotton, and Soybeans vs KC Wheat
The USDA’ s February WASDE will included expected demand from Phase One and the USMCA trade deals. Both should be friendly
In the real world, as well as in the markets, managing risk is a critical part of avoiding financial catastrophe. From buying a life insurance policy to diversifying your portfolio, actively addressing risk can save countless dollars and provide peace of mind.
When it comes to managing risk, successful producers take a no-nonsense approach to hedging. No matter if your business is facing the commodities or manufacturing sectors, limiting exposure to unfortunate trends in asset pricing is a must. Although you can accomplish this task by taking a variety of approaches, futures can be a valuable part… Read more.