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The difference between buying and selling calls

By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC The USDA lowered corn yield estimates about 2 bushels per acre and decreased demand a little as well. Despite these adjustments, the report still showed a drop in next year’s carryout and the tightest stocks-to-use ratio in 4 years. This could help keep corn …

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Nov. 8 report negative for soybeans and wheat

By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile With rains across the Midwest during the last half of October delaying harvest, a common thread of anticipation for this report suggested both U.S. corn and soybean yields would be reduced. The Nov. 8 report was negative for soybeans and wheat. Early gains in corn of …

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What’s in your fridge?

By Shelly Detwiler What’s in your fridge? Just in time for the holidays, it’s time to find out. Nov. 15 is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day. We lead such busy lives that this task is often procrastinated, avoided, dreaded and maybe never done by many. Leaks, mold and expired …

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Are modern genetics worth the money?

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension field agronomist At summer field days and then at Farm Science Review, I had the opportunity to talk with growers about crop prices and how they plan to cut back on costs for 2019. While yield will help offset the cut backs, price is …

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Buying calls is gambling

By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC The President started tweeting about trying to work with China to end the trade war and the market rallied 30 cents. The next morning a White House advisor said there wasn’t much progress, but the market still closed the day positively. After the …

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Grain storage tips

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, product manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. During and after harvest there are several steps growers can take to ensure the best possible conditions for on-farm grain storage. Proper storage and grain handling is necessary in maintaining the quality of the harvested crop. It is critical to start …

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