Northern Crops Marketing and Investments, Ltd. (NCMI) is a full service commodity brokerage firm located at 4551 South Washington Street, Suite I #4, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the heart of North America's agriculture production area. We specialize in agricultural risk management and marketing strategies. We also trade through R. J. O'Brien & Associates, our clearinghouse.
NCMI's primary objective is to help clients spread, transfer, and limit risk. We utilize futures and options, along with cash contracts, to hedge. Basis, premiums, and discounts are also monitored closely. We have a variety of clientele across the United States and agri-business contacts worldwide.
Our goal is to combine our experience with the latest technology to provide quality, personal service. NCMI is committed to directly communicating with clients on a regular basis to establish and execute a marketing plan.
A few showers occurred during Friday in southeast Texas and southern Louisiana. Mostly dry elsewhere in the key crop and livestock areas in the central and southeast U.S. and across the Canadian Prairies. Temperatures ranged from the 30s in parts of the Canadian Prairies to the low 80s in south Texas. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Mexican officials are starting to better gauge the possibility of buying more agricultural products from South America. Argentinian officials are encouraging those conversations. Yet a top executive at Bunge Limited told analysts that the U.S. pricing for corn still makes it more attractive to Mexican buyers than corn from Argentina or Brazil.
While it isn't quite like 1983, the level of stress and worry is growing out in the countryside. People who deal with some of the few rural hotlines out there are seeing the level of calls and emails picking up as well.
Economists told lawmakers in a hearing on the rural economy that farm finances look to dip in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year. Farmers are struggling, but not as bad as the 1980s yet and low prices are buoyed by higher yields.
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