• John Vogel

    Lessons From The Great Recession: Will We Learn Them?

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     by John Vogel
     on January 18, 2012

    Will we learn enough from the Great Recession to avoid repeating them for at least one generation? I’m hoping this blog rates as a “foot-in-mouth” award winner. But we humans have never been very good learners of history – even recent history! Each generation somehow grows into believing that the old fogies of the previous generation made stupid mistakes that today’s enlightened generation wouldn’t dream of making. And so goes the tripping over…

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    In Case You Haven't Noticed . . .

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on January 13, 2012

    If you’re planning to market remaining grain inventories on your “usual” schedule, you’re likely to lose what I call “opportunity income”. There’s good reason why grain trucks have been speeding by my office on their way to markets at a much higher rate than normal. If you intend to forego crop insurance coverage because you’ve never liked laying out that extra cash, you’re probably going to lose out on guaranteed revenue from crops plus…

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