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Kerry Halladay, WLJ Managing Editor

News
Jan 29, 2016
The farm and ranch real estate market in the Far West—California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada—is one of dualities. Challenges are also opportunities, and much of it centers unsurprisingly on water. In general, the market in 2015 was called good by realtors and land brokers, and the outlook looks good for 2016 for the careful buyer and seller.

Markets
Jan 8, 2016
Live cattle futures were trading fairly sideways last week after the prior week’s rally. But then Thursday trade, which opened in the U.S. following another day of the Chinese stock exchange trading locked down after mere minutes of opening, saw limit-down trade in almost all contracts on the board.

News
Jan 4, 2016
Just before Christmas, Montana Governor Steve Bullock released a decision that has been a decade and a half coming. The result is several hundred thousand acres of public land have been accepted for increased “tolerance zones” for bison migrating out of Yellowstone National Park.


Markets
Dec 27, 2015
The market year of 2015 was head-spinning in its difference from 2014. While this holds true generally across all sectors of the market, it was most poignantly felt by cattle feeders. The year 2014 was a record up year for feeder cattle prices, 2015 may well prove to be one of the worst down years for cattle feeders.


Markets
Dec 27, 2015
“Santa Claus does live,” proclaimed Andrew Gottschalk of Hedgers’ Edge on Christmas Eveeve. After weeks upon weeks of downward spiraling markets on almost all fronts, last week saw a turnaround in both futures and cash markets. That Christmas market miracle may well have happened.




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