February 05, 2023

When buying the week’s groceries for the family, picking up paper supplies for a school project, or replacing a worn-out pair of jeans, we can trace all those products back to a farm.


Many people in agriculture may hear the word “teach” and think, “I’m no teacher,” and I’d have to agree with you. I’m not a teacher and I’ve never wanted to be one.


Thus far, the outstanding feature of the new year is the money flowing into the commodity markets, per se. There is a growing belief among several major financial institutions that the commodity markets will do better this year than they did last year.


In December 2017, my commentary centered on the difference between animal rights and animal welfare and a particular group whose work is to “secure legally recognized fundamental rights for nonhuman animals through litigation, advocacy and education.”



The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2022 Census of Agriculture is officially underway across the United States and Puerto Rico. It is important for every farmer, rancher and producer to make sure they respond by the deadline on Feb. 6.



We’ve started into a brand-new year. At this time, many people begin to think about new plans, goals and intentions for the upcoming months.


The best-performing group of markets last year were commodities as measured by the CRB Index. The CRB is to the commodity markets as the Dow Jones is to the stock market.