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Could Hard Spring Wheat Acres Grow After USDA Reports?
A lot of focus on the USDA January crop production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) reports seemed to be placed on corn and soybeans, both of which didn’t see major market action following the release of the reports.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 9:11 PM
Analyst: Wheat Producers Will See June Price Spike
According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, 57 percent of the country is experiencing some form of drought or dryness, and much of that is in the Wheat Belt.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 6:22 PM
How I'll Try To Get 4 Dollar Corn If The Market Doesn't Rally

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 11:02 PM
Pro Farmer Reaction from January USDA Reports
After the USDA released its January crop production and World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) reports on Friday, the market had a mostly muted response.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 4:09 PM
Gulke: Focus Shifts to Weather, Planting with Jan. Report Over
After a fairly neutral January USDA report, the market is still digesting the updated numbers released. Soybeans, however, did see a key reversal, but the real shocker was the increase in wheat acres, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group.

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2018 11:11 AM
The Phantom Bull
At least one Webber tune could be tied to USDA cutting their Argentine soybean estimate today. In the end I went back to Phantom. The character is hiding in the shadows and not seen by the leading lady for a good part of the musical. That was all I needed! It’s the Phantom Bull Market, lurking in [...]

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2018 11:29 PM
Gulke: Jan. 12 USDA Report Offers a Few Surprises
Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, says the Jan. 12 USDA report surprised the market with a few unexpected changes.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2018 6:40 PM
Drought, Army Worms Plaguing Western Wheat Producers
Drought and dryness is continuing to expand across the Great Plains and southwestern states. In the latest Drought Monitor, roughly 57 percent of the U.S. is experiencing some form of drought.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2018 5:34 PM
Lessons Learned On An Unprofitable Trade

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2018 3:51 PM
Wasemiller: Rough Week for Exports, Trade Awaits USDA Numbers
Due to the holiday season, export sales were delayed and the significant number of cancellations were concerning, says Jamie Wasemiller of the Gulke Group. 

POSTED JANUARY 06, 2018 11:06 AM

News – Insurance Journal

California Earthquake Authority Chief Talks About 1 Million Policies
Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, is as enthusiastic of an earthquake policy salesman as you’ll find anywhere. Pomeroy has headed the state’s privately funded, publicly managed seller of earthquake policies for the past 10 years. Since Pomeroy, …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 11:32 PM
Lockton Adds Ring as Vice President in Northern California
Lockton has added David Ring in its Sacramento, Calif. office as a vice president. Ring will be responsible for client consulting and business development for employee benefits and commercial insurance. Ring has specialized in advising clients in the banking, financial …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 8:44 PM
Insurers Increasing Payments to California Wildfire Victims Sans Itemization
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday released the results of the formal notice he issued last month to all residential property insurers requesting they provide up to 100 percent of contents coverage limits for fire survivors who experienced a …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:24 PM
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Named Consumer Committee Chair at NAIC
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named chairman of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for 2018. The mission of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee is …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:46 PM
A.M. Best: Ratings Outlooks Negative for Texas-Based Standard Casualty
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), based in New Braunfels, Texas. Standard Casualty …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:42 PM
Oil from Sunken Iran Tanker Diffuses into 4 Separate Slicks
Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorites said late on Wednesday. Earlier satellite imaging …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:41 PM
Legislative Panel Backs Proposal to Ban Dicamba Herbicide in Arkansas
Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward on Jan. 16 with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:39 PM
Truck Leaks Natural Gas, Causes $2M in Damage in Kansas Fire
Authorities have determined the cause of a fire that caused more than $2 million in damage and losses at a truck maintenance facility in southwest Wichita, Kansas. Wichita fire Lt. Jose Ocadiz says employees were doing mechanical work Monday on …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:38 PM
Woman Paralyzed by Chicago Bus Shelter Collapse Settles for $115M
Attorneys for a woman partially paralyzed by a collapsed bus shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport say she will receive a $115 million settlement from the city and its insurer. Jurors in August found the city liable for injuries to …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:36 PM
Michigan Businesses Likely to Get a Break on Jobless Fund Tax
Michigan officials say state businesses are expected to pay less into a fund providing temporary benefits to eligible jobless residents. The Talent Investment Agency said in a release that unemployment insurance tax rates are projected to decrease an average 4.5 …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:35 PM

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