• Josh Flint

    Halloween Used To Be So Much Fun

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on October 25, 2013

    What happened to Halloween? It used to be so much fun. Years ago, the family would get together for a weekend hayride and food. Later that night, we’d sit around the campfire and subject ourselves to the horror of listening to my uncle pick and bludgeon his way through the Eagles’ greatest hits. On the actual day itself, we’d head over to another uncle’s house. He lived in downtown St. James, Mo. As my cousins and I trick-or-treated, the grownups would hang…

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    Homemade Taco Night Never Disappoints

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on October 18, 2013

    Many of us have been there. “Oh, look at this deal on ground beef! I’ll pick up a few packages.” Three days later and you’re thinking, “Why did I buy so much ground beef?” So, what to do with all that beef before you must resort to the freezer? You could make a bunch of hamburgers or a meatloaf. But, if you bought that much ground beef, I’d bet you already used one of those recipes. Around the Flint household, when we’ve got a…

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    Has the Sun Set on High Corn Prices?

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on October 4, 2013

    This week, I interviewed several market analysts on corn price projections. Not one of them was optimistic about the potential for a rally. Pondering these price downturns, experts agree on several things. First off, this was expected. Once the 2012 drought had firmly established itself, market analysts started warning about the short crop, long tail scenario. Next, the ethanol industry is mature. In past years, ethanol producers had not yet hit the blend wall, i.e. the amount needed…

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