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Scheve: Questions To Ask Anyone About Their Market Opinions

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:35 PM
Playing Go With China
There is a complicated strategy game called Go which is played by an estimated 40 million people. It originated in China more than 2500 years ago. It has a larger board (standard grid is 19 x 19) than chess, and many more potential moves for each turn. The objective is to surround more territory tha [...]

POSTED MAY 18, 2018 8:54 PM
Scheve: Why I Don't Only Use My Hedge Account To Keep Track Of My Corn Position

POSTED MAY 14, 2018 2:20 PM
Stability Is a Myth So Make Money from Chaos
Nassim Taleb wrote a best seller back in 2007 titled The Black Swan. We have adopted the title as a term for improbable (or not thought possible) events that do in fact occur and have big impacts on markets or society. He argued it’s impossible to calculate the risks of Black Swan events or predict [...]

POSTED MAY 11, 2018 9:13 PM
AG TIME - It may pay to be contrarian by John Walsh
The reality of the market may be much much different than today's USDA numbers. The one thing we know for sure is we have a plentiful supply of old crop, and that will potentially grow. It is my belief the bean market will break at some point and rallies present opportunity. The Corn should continue [...]

POSTED MAY 11, 2018 3:24 AM
Grain Spreads by Sean Lusk
Pre-report positioning has been the theme this week as funds unwind long positions in corn soybeans, and soy-meal. The same can be said in my view for wheat as funds long KC unwind while they re-short the Chicago contract. Corn has some fund and speculative length as well and its sizable. Trade reco [...]

POSTED MAY 09, 2018 10:27 PM
Scheve: How I Expect To Average Around 4.20 On My Entire 2017 Corn Crop

POSTED MAY 07, 2018 2:37 PM
Sunny With A Chance of Hail
More than one pundit has said that if it weren’t for weather, politics and religion the average human being couldn’t conduct a conversation. We talk about the markets a lot with our producer clients, but those conversations have had a lot of politics and weather in them lately. If religion comes up [...]

POSTED MAY 04, 2018 8:45 PM
Grain Spreads by Sean Lusk
The Grain rally keeps on chugging led by soy meal, wheat, and corn. In meal as I have noted previously saw Argentina make its third soybean purchase in as many weeks. Lower production from the world’s number one bean crusher has been met with buying US beans for the first time in twenty years in th [...]

POSTED MAY 01, 2018 9:06 PM
AG TIME by John Walsh
Until meal tops beans we will not break significantly, most likely. It is interesting and perhaps telling that the July Nov spread actually lost today. Next week, next report, supply and demand. The corn again worked higher. Further upside is potential. The corn is gaining on beans and should cont [...]

POSTED MAY 01, 2018 7:12 PM

News – Insurance Journal

INSURICA Acquires Zodrow & Neighbors in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Okla.-based INSURICA has acquired Zodrow & Neighbors Insurance LLC. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The deal, which will be effective on June 1, is INSURICA’s fifth acquisition this year. Owasso-based Zodrow & Neighbors will enhance INSURICA’s presence …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 8:01 PM
LWCC in Louisiana Declares 2017 Policyholder Dividend
The board of directors for LWCC, a provider of competitive workers’ compensation insurance to Louisiana employers, has declared a 2017 dividend of $81 million to its policyholders. The amount was distributed to policyholders in April and May, bringing the total …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 7:56 PM
Iroquois Adds Walker as Regional Manager in Utah
The Iroquois Group’s Southwest team has named Mike Walker regional manager for Utah. Walker will work primarily to develop the firm’s member base in Utah. Walker has more than 27 years of experience in the insurance industry, including 15 years …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 7:49 PM
2 Killed, 11 Injured in Church Van Wreck in North Carolina
At least two people have died and 11 others were hurt in a wreck involving a church van in North Carolina. The wreck was reported about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Rolesville, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of Raleigh. The …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 4:48 PM
Texas School Shooter’s Father Believes Son Was Bullied
A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a “victim” because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said. In a phone interview over …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:45 PM
San Antonio Among Numerous Texas Cities With Drought Water Use Restrictions
Some South Texas cities have started restricting water usage due to dropping Edwards Aquifer levels amid drought conditions. The Edwards Aquifer Authority this week announced Stage 1 pumping restrictions after the 10-day average level of an index well dropped below …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:30 PM
Dean at University of Wisconsin Accused of Harassment Resurfaces at 2 Other Schools
A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point official who handled sexual misconduct complaints and resigned when he was accused of sexually harassing a woman on campus in 2015, went on to hold positions handling similar complaints at two other universities, according to …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:28 PM
Texas Agency Disputing Claim That Trooper Sexually Assaulted Woman
The Texas Department of Public Safety said it disputes allegations that one of its state troopers sexually assaulted a woman while he was arresting her on suspicion of drunken driving. A lawyer representing the woman said Monday that the trooper …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:24 PM
Movie Theater Hit by Lightning in South Dakota, Awaiting Claim Decision
The future of a central South Dakota movie theater is uncertain after lightning struck the facility, according to its owners. A digital projector, server and computer components were damaged last month at the Lyric Theatre in Faulkton, Aberdeen American News …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:23 PM
Kilauea Generates Toxic Gas Plume Called Laze
The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:15 PM

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