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.
Dry conditions covered all major crop areas Monday afternoon. Temperatures ranged from the upper 30s in the southern Canadian Prairies to the mid 70s on the eastern Gulf coast and South Atlantic coast. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Gerald Long, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, said loan repayment is one the biggest concerns facing farmers in his state after the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael. The Georgia Department of Agriculture summed up early estimates as reported losses, noting, "... the numbers are staggering." The losses could approach $3 billion.
The three-agency agreement commits USDA, EPA and FDA "to increasing collaboration and coordination in our existing federal programs in areas of mutual interest relating to the reduction of food loss and waste" for two years, but does not involve any financial obligations.
University of Arkansas professor Marty Matlock said consumers should not have to decide between "sustainable and unsustainable food." Consumers have a standard expectation of safety and should have the same expectation for sustainability. Food production, due to farmer stewardship, may already meet sustainability goals, but that message might not be reaching consumers.
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