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Scheve: Did I Consider All The Possible Expenses In Storing My Beans

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 3:32 PM
Falling Knives
The US equity markets dropped sharply this week, whether you are looking at the Dow, the S&P, the Russell or your IRA balance. Traders are prone to bottom picking, trying to buy things that are a lot cheaper than they were when bought just a couple days ago. The conventional advice to such traders i [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2018 10:04 PM
Scheve: How I Added Another 49 Cents Of Profit To My 2018 Beans By Capturing The Carry

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2018 3:20 PM
Muddy Waters
This week’s theme works on a number of levels. The 5 day QPF rainfall forecast calls for 3-7” of rain in a swath from Texas to Wisconsin. That will lead to a lot of muddy water and muddier fields, with limited harvest activity for TX, OK, KS, MO, IA, IL and MN this week. Mold and other moisture rel [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2018 9:32 PM
Pursue Profits
In the 1800s, the Javorsky family immigrated from Russia to western Oklahoma. They brought with them a deep understanding of how to grow wheat and an entrepreneurial spirit.

POSTED OCTOBER 02, 2018 11:25 AM
Scheve: Why Farmers Have An Edge Over Speculators

POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2018 5:48 PM
The Irish Curse
While growing up, I was told there was an Irish curse wishing another “"May you live in interesting times". According to Wikipedia, this is “an English expression purported to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing, the expression is normally used ironically, wi [...]

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 10:04 PM
Scheve: What I'm Doing To Prepare If Prices Don't Rally

Balloon Earth
The markets seemed a little surprised this week to see headlines touting a large increase in EU imports of US soybeans, and sales of US beans to Argentina. These shouldn’t be a surprise, as they are manifestations of my Balloon Earth concept, first shared with our farmer clients more than a year ag [...]

Scheve: Evaluating The 2017 Market Year


News – Insurance Journal

Woodruff Sawyer Names Hessel Casualty Practice Leader in California
San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff Sawyer has named Evan Hessel vice president and casualty practice leader. Hessel will be responsible for expanding the current casualty platform and capabilities. He was previously managing director and West Coast casualty leader for Beecher Carlson. …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 5:31 PM
Seeman Holtz P&C Acquires Missouri Agency, Redel Insurance
Boca Raton, Florida-based Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Inc. has acquired Redel Insurance Agency Inc., headquartered in Ballwin, Missouri. Redel Insurance Agency has been operating in Missouri for three-quarters of a century. The agency offers personal and commercial insurance, from …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 4:23 PM
Firms Sued Over Missouri Duck Boat Sinking Seek Mediation, Cite 1851 Law
Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 4:17 PM
15 Emerging Risks from Policies to Playgrounds, Sandboxes to Scooters
When insurance experts are asked what they see as the most important emerging risk for the property/casualty insurance industry, their consensus is cyber in some form. While cyber obviously poses tremendous risks, some experts are also eyeing a variety of …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 3:13 PM
Alaska Pilot Awarded $500K in Airplane Safety Whistleblower Case
A federal judge has sided with an Anchorage, Alaska pilot who claimed a Homer-based air carrier fired him for reporting safety problems. Brian Bell had reported that Bald Mountain Air Service falsified safety records and had gaps in drug and …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 2:38 PM
California to Cite Utilities More than $13M for Safety Violations
California regulators have fined two utilities more than $13 million for violations of safety rules for incidents that caused injuries. The Public Utilities Commission hit Southern California Edison with an $8 million citation for a downed power line that was …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 2:35 PM
Tired Employees Common in Industries Using Shift Work
More than two-thirds (69 percent) of employees are tired at work, increasing the risk of injuries and incidents on the job, according to the National Safety Council. Many of these fatigued employees work in the construction, transportation, manufacturing and utilities …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 2:05 PM
New Hampshire Insurance Company Trains Workers on Overdose Reversal Drug
Employees at one of New Hampshire’s community mental health centers are getting trained to administer overdose reversal drugs. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on Friday held a training session for employees at Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord as part of …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 1:52 PM
Uber Driver Charged with Kidnapping New York Woman
An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 1:47 PM
Mo’s Seafood in Maryland to Pay $1M to Workers Who Sued Over Pay
The company operating Mo’s Seafood restaurants will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit with 34 former employees who said they were underpaid. In the collective-action lawsuit filed against Mo’s Fisherman Exchange Inc. and owner Mohammed Manocheh in 2015, waiters …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 1:41 PM

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