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.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected this weekend in the northwest Midwest, Northern Plains and into the Canadian Prairies. Central areas of the Midwest and Plains may get some light rains, while other crop areas are expected dry. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Chris Clayton continues looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The Mother Road" by novelist John Steinbeck. In his seventh installment, Clayton visits New Mexico and sees how the road and agriculture have changed for some farm families who have lived in the state for decades, but other farmers are still being attracted to settle down and do business there.
The beef industry working group has largely been a quiet affair. That was by design because groups didn't want to fight in the press. But leaders of the Ranchers-Cattlemen's Action Legal Fund complained about the process because the group has been excluded from the talks. Now, NFU members are willing to abandon the discussions.
Chris Clayton continues looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The Mother Road" by novelist John Steinbeck. In his sixth installment, Clayton profiles a feedyard operator who is seeing more rain in his area, along with better crops and grazing conditions. However, rail costs are rising, and changing basis at local elevators is affecting the Texas cattle business.
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