WLJ - Blogs https://wlj.net/blog Thu, 28 Jul 16 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 One more time https://wlj.net/blog-13151-one-more-time.html One more time
Pete CrowThe beef checkoff is under fire—again—but this time it’s from a different angle. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) floated a bill out in committee—“The Commodity Checkoff...]]>
Monday Markets: Corn Confusion https://wlj.net/blog-13125-monday-markets-corn-confusion.html Monday Markets: Corn Confusion
Piles of corn at a large Colorado feedlot.Photo by Kerry HalladaySo last week the most recent WASDE report came out. Among other things, it reported that the domestic corn crop is likely to be large...]]>
New market reality https://wlj.net/blog-13124-new-market-reality.html New market reality
The next six weeks are critical to the cattle markets, which is nothing new to most who watch the seasonal trends of these markets. The big video sales started in earnest this last week and the basis ...]]>
Markets and politics at home and abroad https://wlj.net/blog-13100-markets-and-politics-at-home-and-abroad.html Markets and politics at home and abroad
Welcome to the beginning of the second week of the Dog Days of Summer! At least here at the WLJ, it is hot, things are burning, and rain keeps threatening but rarely appearing… at least to levels we...]]>
Blatantly political https://wlj.net/blog-13098-blatantly-political.html Blatantly political
I have to apologize again, but it’s too insulting to let go. Here we have the greatest nation on earth and the political class has pulled another fast one on us. It’s become blazingly clear that f...]]>
Grousing around https://wlj.net/blog-13075-grousing-around.html Grousing around
Pete CrowBoth the House and Senate subcommittees on natural resources have been holding a lot of hearings the past few weeks and the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM...]]>
Horse sense https://wlj.net/blog-13050-horse-sense.html Horse sense
The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands met last week to discuss the wild horse problem. They discussed challenges and potential solutions to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM...]]>
Stability isn’t in sight https://wlj.net/blog-13018-stability-isn%25E2%2580%2599t-in-sight.html Stability isn’t in sight

Last week the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided not to raise interest rates amid unclear circumstances swirling around economic stability. The two major factors in this decision were a mixed May jobs report combined with Britain attempting to leave the European Union.