Newsom on the Market
Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Fri Feb 5, 2016 06:18 AM CST

The importance of words was brought to light again this week as I engaged in a number of conversations on the social media site Twitter. It started innocently enough as I mentioned John Harrington's latest brilliant Sort and Cull blog post titled "The Blinding Truth About Cattle Futures." In his own style -- one that brings to mind both Mark Twain and Will Rogers -- John started his piece off with a clear-cut conclusion: "Cattle futures are seriously broken."

My sharing John's column sparked a discussion between those in the cattle business (as John described them, "commercials 'playing it safe' ...

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