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Scheve: Thinking Of The Farm As A Business

POSTED APRIL 16, 2018 2:16 PM
More Data But Little Difference
The ag markets got more data this week with the release of the monthly USDA supply/demand reports. A look at the weekly change total below shows that the release didn’t solve much in terms of long term direction.

POSTED APRIL 13, 2018 8:36 PM
Scheve: Are Options The Answer?

POSTED APRIL 09, 2018 3:55 PM
No Foolin
April Fool’s Day was last Sunday, but the deceptions, mis-directions and just plain foolish market behavior continued all week. President Trump was seemingly picking a fight with everybody from the Russians (new sanctions on some oligarchs) to the Mexicans (National Guard troops to the border) to t [...]

POSTED APRIL 06, 2018 8:29 PM
Scheve: How I'm Prepared For Market Fluctuations

POSTED APRIL 04, 2018 7:37 PM
Another Fine Mess
Comedians Laurel and Hardy are known for the phrase ‘That’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into”. According to their official web site, the actual phrase was “Well , here's another nice mess you've gotten me into”, but a later movie short titled “Another Fine Mess” likely cemented the misquote i [...]

POSTED MARCH 29, 2018 9:17 PM
An Acreage Battle Looms
In spite of what we heard for months of sideways trading markets and media fear of being saddled long term by mountains of grains (especially corn), some real issues are surfacing.

POSTED MARCH 27, 2018 10:34 PM
Pre-Report Analysis of March 29 USDA Reports will have full coverage of USDA's March 29 reports, following the 11 a.m. Central Time releases.

POSTED MARCH 27, 2018 3:45 PM
Scheve: Am I Missing Out On Rallies?

POSTED MARCH 26, 2018 2:15 PM
Guns or Butter or Pork or Beans
The shots being fired are all taxes on some consumer somewhere. Guns or Butter is a well known macro-economic model of a production possibility frontier. Within a given budget, you produce either weapons or food in some ratio. You can bust the budget and produce more of both (as LBJ did during the V [...]

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 8:55 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Families Seek Compensation After 30 Dogs Die in Michigan Kennel Fire
Some dog owners are seeking compensation after 30 pets were killed during a spring break fire at a western Michigan kennel. Jennifer Nunez tells WOOD-TV that her family is heartbroken over the death of Harley, a Newfoundland that cost more …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:34 PM
Deadlines for Texas Windstorm Insurer Appraisal Demands Extended
The deadlines for a Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claimant to demand appraisal of a claim for damages caused by Hurricane Harvey have been extended, the Texas Department of Insurance reports. An extension of 30 days has been granted for …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:28 PM
Illinois Senate Again Passes Workers’ Comp Reform Measure
The Illinois Senate has approved restrictions on insurance companies writing workers’ compensation policies. The plan that passed 34-21 on April 17 is identical to one Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed last year. The Republican has complained for years that workers’ compensation …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:04 PM
Dean & Draper Acquires Houston’s Texas Printers Insurance
Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP has acquired Houston-based Texas Printers Insurance Agency (TPIA). TPIA specializes in risk management and property/casualty insurance. The agency also offers employee benefits for members of the printing industries of the Gulf Coast Association, as …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:59 PM
Louisiana Auditor: State Spent $5M on Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
Louisiana has spent more than $5 million on lawsuits involving sexual harassment claims since 2009, the state’s legislative auditor said in a new report released Tuesday on the eve of debate on bills targeting sexual misconduct in government. Legislative Auditor …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:53 PM
North Dakota Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards, Fined Nearly $455K
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited North Dakota excavation contractor Kamphuis Pipeline Company for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other serious hazards while installing water metering pits and lines. The company, which …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:21 PM
Geico Must Pay $23M to Southern California Motorist
A jury has decided Geico Insurance must pay a Southern California man nearly $23 million in compensation and damages after the company unreasonably delayed paying out on a $400,000 damage claim. The injured driver, Omar Dauod, maintains the delayed payment …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:13 PM
California Wildfire Insurance Bills Moved Forward by Committee
A policy committee in California Legislature has unanimously approved a pair of wildfire-inspired bills by Assemblyman Marc Levine requiring insurance companies to notify homeowners whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their homes after a disaster. Assembly Bill …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:59 PM
Tesla Probed by California Agency on Occupational Safety
Tesla Inc. is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:56 PM
New York City Council Passes Workplace Anti-Harassment Bills
The New York City Council has passed 11 bills designed to strengthen workplace sexual harassment protections. According to The Wall Street Journal, Democratic Council Speaker Corey Johnson says the legislation is designed to provide all New Yorkers “a safe and …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:24 PM

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