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The spring sales closing deadline is mere days away. Any and all changes (additions, corrections and deletions) must be completed prior to March 15 - this includes multi-peril (yield protection & revenue protection) and WFRP.
Some my fondest memories growing up are that of watching Class B basketball games. Often a smaller school was enjoying a remarkable year and had slayed a few giants during the course of the season. Keep in mind, North Dakota had but a 2 class system, A and B, during my primary educational years. The high school I graduated from had an enrollment near 60, and played many schools with enrollments 4x that of Butte HS. I find that still to be true today, observing the recently completed B tournament in Spokane; community support for their kids and team is on full display. Unfortunately, not all have the 'storybook ending' and crowned champions; however, that does not take away from their successful season and making it to Spokane to play in the arena - only a handful are able to enjoy that experience, creating memories that last a lifetime. Congrats to all on a successful season!
2017 Projected Harvest Prices - RMA released the prices on Thursday and Friday of this last week, I've included wheat for your reference as well:
- Barley $3.40
- Malt Barley $4.79
- Canola $0.175
- Rapeseed $0.247
- Corn $3.96
- Garbs (small) $0.24; OR (aph only) $0.24
- Garbs (large) $0.31
- Lentils $0.27
- Peas $0.13; OR (aph only) $0.13
- Soybeans $10.19
- Spring Wheat $5.40
- Winter Wheat $5.45
Auto Insurance - If we've recently renewed your farm auto policy, we've had the discussion on premium rates. If your policy renews later this year, please be prepared for such. Rates for the entire industry are increasing, this link outlines the primary causes why.
This second story shares the experience and results of a carrier all recognize...
China - Are the Chinese playing nice?
Markets - Monthly WASDE report is due Thursday, we'll see if the industry anticipated adjustments are made.
Sales Closing - The spring sales closing deadline is mere days away. Any and all changes (additions, corrections and deletions) must be completed prior to March 15 - this includes multi-peril (yield protection & revenue protection) and WFRP.
Weather - An article about the perils of the Southern Plains wheat crop that we've mentioned here previously. The unseasonably warm temperatures have increased the area of drought from Southern Plains and the East Coast.
Until next time...
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