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.
Farmers are caught in the middle of a multi-front trade war, and bankers worry damage to farm incomes could put a dent in farmland values, especially as the Federal Reserve moves forward with higher interest rates.
DTN has been asking more questions about what drove the decision to eliminate us and several other news agencies from early access to major crop reports such as the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. While USDA argues everyone will have equal access to crop reports, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue often goes around the country talking about the need for better internet access.
The Food and Drug Administration, jumping ahead of USDA, used a hearing Thursday to highlight the agency's extensive scientific history working with cell-culture technology, something USDA is lacking, even though USDA has authority over meat products.
The 2015 implementation of the system known as positive train control was extended by Congress to have the systems in place in December of this year. It also left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.
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