By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile
We are fortunate to have a field of soybeans or corn each year at the edge of our backyard. On a recent hectic Thursday, with a list of “home” work yet to go, Cindy chose to take a short break on the back porch swing. Then she heard a combine. She said, “I ditched my list to soak up every minute of watching the harvest. I’ve spent money for tickets to see things nowhere nearly as satisfying and fascinating.” A one-time-a-year production as a result of the hard work, planning, and amazing dedication of the lovers of the land. What a gift!
Weeks long soybean planting delays in Brazil continued to make headlines in mid-October. Dry conditions for Brazil continue to be problematic as timely rains are not taking place during the September and October planting season. Those dry conditions will prevent Brazil from reaching the typical January shipping pace of 6.5 to 8 million tons of soybeans into China.… Continue readingRead More »