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Gulke: Markets Disappoint Despite Trump's EPA Reversal
What should have been good news for the grain and oilseed markets ended up having the opposite effect as we ended the week down, sharply down some cases says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group. 

POSTED OCTOBER 21, 2017 10:07 AM
Red and Apparently Dead
A glance at the weekly change table below shows a lot of red numbers, and not by just fractions of a percent. The notable exceptions (soy oil, hogs, oats) had good fundamental stories for the week. For the rest, the main theme for most of the week was a lack of price volatility. Options traders in [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 8:47 PM
Commodities Seek Transit Security
Severe weather underscores need for backup options to get grains to the rest of the world when ports are closed.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 3:55 PM
U.S. Wheat Shifts Strategy in Middle East, Closes Cairo Office
This week the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) announced it will close its office in Cairo, Egypt on December 1.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:03 PM
Checklist for Buying Wheat Seed
Variety selection can play a huge role in yield and premiums

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:20 PM
Minnesota Corn, Soybeans Struggle the Most
Monday's Crop Progress shows 30 point delays in both corn and soybean harvest in Minnesota.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 8:47 PM
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POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 2:33 PM
Smarter? No So Fast!
In last week’s column, I talked about being too soon oldt and too late schmardt. I offered the hope that we would be smarter about where prices should go after the USDA reports came out on Thursday. We now have more data, but are we smarter? As an example, USDA surprised the trade by hiking US avera [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 9:28 PM
Complete Coverage of Oct. 12 USDA Reports
See all of the report data, coverage and analysis of USDA's Oct. 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and Crop Production reports.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 5:53 PM
Crop Production: Corn Up Slightly from Sept., Soybeans and Cotton Down
USDA Crop Production report says: Corn Production Up 1 Percent from September Forecast,  Soybean Production Down Slightly,  Cotton Production Down 3 Percent, and  Orange Production Down 16 Percent from Last Season. Read the full report.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 4:19 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Admitted Carriers, CanaBOP Coming to California’s Cannabis Industry
The first admitted insurance carrier has filed to provide coverage to California’s legal cannabis industry and several more carriers have stated their intent to file products, according to state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. It also appears that standardized insurance forms …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 8:24 PM
Swiss Re Adds Management Liability Coverage for Non-Profits, Private Companies
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has expanded its Executive Risk product offering with the launch of SwissGuard, a multi-coverage, management liability policy designed for non-profit and private companies. SwissGuard insures against directors and officers liability, employment practices liability and fiduciary liability …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:48 PM
Brown & Brown Acquires Louisiana Employee Benefits Firm
Brown & Brown of Louisiana LLC, a subsidiary of Florida-based Brown & Brown Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lapeyre, Staples & Robichaux, the companies announced. Lapeyre, Staples and Robichaux, based in Houma, Louisiana, specializes in employee …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:46 PM
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Request to Raise Liability Limits Disapproved
Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan has declined to approve a request by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to raise the maximum limits of liability on windstorm and hail policies. TWIA in August filed a request to increase the limits for …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:38 PM
Arkansas Officials: Highway Funding May Have to Wait Until 2019
Arkansas highway officials have left open the possibility they’ll take a road funding proposal to lawmakers in 2019 rather than pursue a ballot measure next year. The move comes a day after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would oppose any …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:25 PM
Farmers in Upper Midwest Report Damage from Dicamba Herbicide
Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are reporting damage from the controversial herbicide dicamba, and state officials are considering restrictions for the 2018 growing season that might surpass even new federal rules. The state agriculture departments in North Dakota, …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:23 PM
Iowa’s Grassley in ‘Violent Opposition’ to Withdrawal of Rule Protecting Animal Farmers
The Trump administration’s decision to kill a rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and hogs for the United States’ largest meat processors has infuriated farmer advocates, including a Republican senator from Iowa who said …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:21 PM
North Dakota’s Godfread ‘Excited’ About Technological Innovations in Insurance
North Dakota’s insurance commissioner is bullish on the technological innovations that are occurring within the insurance industry and wants his state to be in the forefront of experimenting with and testing new insurance products and developments. Though in terms of …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:06 PM
Zurich’s Mulligan to Lead Aon Benfield’s U.S. Cyber Practice Group
Reinsurance intermediary Aon Benfield has appointed Catherine Mulligan as managing director and U.S. Cyber Practice Group leader. Mulligan brings underwriting, policy form and product knowledge to Aon’s cyber capabilities for insurers and will be responsible for driving the team’s growth …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 3:20 PM
Investors Remain Committed to ILS Market Despite Q3 Catastrophes: WTW
ILS investors are responding to the recent spate of natural disasters by making their payments to ceding companies, while continuing to raise more money and preparing to make new investments, according to Willis Towers Watson Securities. None of the third …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 2:19 PM

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