FARM BUSINESS NEWS
The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Mar 31, 2014 09:05 AM CDT

If asked by some desperate Chinese baker to help stuff fortune cookies this week, I would inscrutably bow and ink the long strips of paper something like this: Big markets often defy small explanations.

Unless the diner who just finished his Red Meat Lo Mein actually fed livestock for a living, my contribution to the traditional dessert might seem long on pith and short on sense. Nevertheless, the bullish tidal waves that have swamped the first quarter of 2014 surely prove the wisdom of my makeshift aphorism in spades.

In just a few days, the market will close the books ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a community of Arkansas farmers have successfully banded togethe...
  • Market News AgriClear is not an auction, but an online digital sales floor where buyers and sellers negotiate...
  • UAS Research Takes Off Key members of the House and Senate last week praised the Federal Aviation Administration for sel...
  • "Total Market Isn't Dead" Used equipment inventories are escalating.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away Waterlogged and flooded fields in much of the Midwest are putting corn and soybean fields at risk...
  • Feds to Examine Biotech Rules In a memo to USDA, FDA and EPA, the White House stated that a review of biotech regulations was n...
  • Evolution of Farm Kid Jobs DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn reflects on the farm activities of his youth that his children will...
  • IARC: Possible 2,4-D Cancer Link The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the herbicide 2,4-D as possibly ca...
  • Ask the Vet How do I know what minerals my cows need and how much?
Related News Stories
Market Matters
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
Monsanto Earnings Rise
Minding Ag's Business
Labor Pains - 1