Northern Crops Marketing and Investments, Ltd. (NCMI) is a full service commodity brokerage firm located at 142 Christian Drive 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.
The board of directors for Kansas City Southern railroad chose Thursday to declare the Canadian National Railway offer as a better bid than the one offered by Canadian Pacific Railway. The two Canadian firms have been locked in a bidding war for KCS. Ag shippers from the U.S. and Canada have been sending letters taking sides in the merger battle.
USDA officials provided an update this week on loan repayment of Farm Service Agency loans to socially disadvantaged farmers. Litigation has taken a twist as a Black farmer from Tennessee and his organization filed motions meant to block at least two federal lawsuits filed on behalf of white farmers.
While the May USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report featured little earth-shattering news for soybeans, it was new-crop December corn futures that reacted in a dramatically bearish fashion after new-crop stocks and demand estimates were more bearish than traders had anticipated. Overall, the crop report was neutral for soybeans and bearish for both wheat and corn.
Representatives from the seed industry have stepped in to work with state regulators and EPA on potential cleanup plans for the AltEn ethanal plant in Mead, Nebraska. The site has millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater in ponds and 84,000 tons of contaminated wet cake that cannot be used for feed or applied to the soil.
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