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A holiday week in the ag markets is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Isn’t that the saying? I’m pretty sure it is…it holds true, at least. Last Wednesday was the best day for the soybean market as the trade did some short covering before Independence Day.

Great Plains Fungi Growing Mushrooms and a Thriving Business

| Barbara Crimond, reprinted from The Prowers Journal | Indy Picks
When most of us think of mushrooms, we picture those small blue plastic boxes in the grocery store that contain whole or sliced white or baby bella mushrooms, often not-so-fresh looking. There is such a large world of mushrooms beyond that choice, it’s astounding.

Indy Picks: The Ice Box in Eads, Colorado—A Cool Solution Just in Time for Summer Heat

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
As summer temperatures soar, the residents of Eads, Colorado now have a refreshing new resource to keep cool and hydrated: The Ice Box. Located at 101 E 15th Street, at the intersection of Maine Street and Highways 287, The Ice Box offers 24-hour access to reverse osmosis water and bagged ice.

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Last week marked the official start of summer. While it’s been blazing hot and dry in some places, there have been seemingly endless rains in others.

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Last week, the USDA released their June 2024 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. After feeling bearish to start, the trade quickly discounted it as the report was rather uneventful and overall gave a neutral tone to the market.

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It’s hard to believe we are already almost halfway through 2024. There is still a lot of market news to digest as planting is getting wrapped up and wheat harvest is approaching, or has possibly begun for some of our friends down south.

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There are many factors that drive the markets every day – the primary drivers are often considered to be supply, demand, global trade, and government policy. That last one can get a little tricky, especially in a volatile market scenario like our current situation.

Indy Picks: Wild Horse Welding: Bringing Precision and Convenience to Colorado’s Agriculture and Oil Fields

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
In the vast expanses of Southeastern Colorado, where agriculture and oil fields dominate the landscape, the need for reliable and immediate welding services is crucial. Enter Wild Horse Welding (WHW), a new mobile welding business founded by Trevor Randel.

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The weather forecasts have continued to dominate the market as excess moisture or lack thereof are impacting crops around the world at crucial times. The month of April was friendly to the wheat futures, but not so much the crop itself.

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It’s been another quiet week in the ag markets with most of the trade just watching the weather. At the time of this writing, weather models were forecasting heavy rains across the central US for the weekend with a bias for eastern Kansas.

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The markets started off last week in uncertain territory as geopolitical situations continue to develop. The Russia/Ukraine situation has escalated once again.

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Last week’s much anticipated USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report didn’t give us many fireworks to trade through. There wasn’t anything super bearish, but there wasn’t exactly anything that gives the market much support, either.

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This is the time of year when things can really change quickly. We are in the middle of planting season in the United States (at least in the south, while those farther north are preparing), South America is in the middle of harvest, spring and summer weather implications, and lots of government report data.

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In an otherwise quiet market, corn and soybeans found a boost last week thanks to some big rains in Argentina. “Big” may not be the right word choice, though and “excessive” may be more appropriate.

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The markets are still lackluster with very little news. The USDA released the March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday, March 8th, but even that was pretty much a non-event in terms of market movement.

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March is off to a very quiet start in terms of news in the agriculture commodities sector. It’s the same story over and over again – weather is warm, cattle numbers are low, and demand is abysmal.