Grain Adviser Program – Two Days Left to Enroll

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It’s that time of the year when everybody is finishing up year-end paperwork. Yes, one of the most dreaded tasks of the season… well, at least for me. We know that it’s also a busy time to decide whether or not we are deferring our grain, or if we need to deliver more grain before […]

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Season for Thanks


The season is here, my favorite season throughout the entire year. The season for giving thanks and reflection on all that we have to be thankful for. Spending time with family and friends is what I thrive on and look forward to most. The season for gifting, and most importantly to gift gratitude and appreciation […]

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Harvest is almost a wrap, so what’s next?


Harvest 2016 is almost a wrap! This time of the year is what everybody works so hard for, and it comes and goes in a matter of weeks. I know that harvest seemed to be spread out in some areas and other areas were able to progress along nicely. Let’s not forget that it’s only […]

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More Beans, Better Bottom-Line


Extra bushels and smart marketing can be the difference between red and black. Can you believe that we are already in the second week of October?  We’ve had some 70 degree days, and we’ve had some temps in the low 30’s, all in the same couple of days. I think the markets are watching the […]

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Football is here, Harvest is near!


It’s about that time of year for me to start talking about fall and football again, right? As I watched the Nebraska football game on Saturday, I just couldn’t relate it to the current grain markets. Don’t worry; I’m sure I will bring out some football analogies in the future. As harvest quickly approaches, we […]

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Another Bountiful Crop!


I’ve been fortunate to take a little time and travel through Nebraska and part of Wyoming the last few days.  Unfortunately, we saw some pretty ugly fields, houses and even vehicles that reaped the damage from storms in the previous week.  Even though we experienced some of the storms ourselves during the trip, we had […]

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Acres, Acres, and More Acres


Have you ever heard of a curveball in baseball? I’m not much of an athlete, but I still know that a “curveball” is not always a good thing. The USDA updated their Quarterly Stocks and Acreage reports on Thursday this past week. The Quarterly Stocks and Acreage report on June 30th is one of the […]

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Crop Planting Progress

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On Monday afternoon, the USDA released the Crop Progress report. As of Sunday evening, May 22, the USDA estimated that the US corn crop was 86% planted vs. the 75% planted as of last week. We are still a touch behind last year’s pace at this time with 90% planted and a shade higher than […]

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April Showers Bring May Flowers


April showers bring May flowers? I sure hope so! Moisture this week and some sunshine soon will be the perfect recipe for crops to shoot up this spring. This past weekend a friend and I were able to travel to Western Nebraska to see some other friends. Our destination was 14 miles south of Hay […]

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Spring Markets


The weather is sure warming up and as I drive down the roads I’m seeing a lot of equipment in the fields. Even though the calendar hasn’t quite switched over, spring is finally here!! Spring is my favorite time of year, except for losing that hour of sleep that seems to take me a week […]

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