We always hear about the basis but how can you use it to make marketing decisions?
A couple factors to consider if you’re thinking about marketing grain in Canada
How far does Montana's grain have to travel just to get to the elevator? In a study conducted by Montana State economists, they found that while it does vary Montana farmers typically travel longer distances than their counterparts in nearby states.
Since 2000, pulse crops planted acres have increased by over 1,000% in the Montana/North Dakota region. The wheat–pulse crop price ratio may be increasingly important to informing producers’ planting decisions.
While ranchers sure appreciate all the moisture, it does mean that grass tetany could be a challenge this year.
All Farm Service Agency (FSA) service centers will be open beginning January 24 to provide the majority of FSA services needed by farmers and ranchers during this critical time of the year for agricultural operations. Additionally, the limited FSA loan services initially made available at certain FSA county offices beginning January 17 will continue January 22 and 23.
Bovine TB was found in a herd in Sargent County, North Dakota.