Agriculture

Agriculture refers to the active cultivation of animals, plants, crops, and food for the purposes of selling, processing, and/or producing feed for profit. Agriculture is a blanket term referring to agribusiness and all related industries dealing with the production of food and its various uses.


With stocks still ticking higher, portfolio safety and a strong adherence to risk management is key with the major indices pushing their highs. Speculative fervor has come out of this market, but really only in the form of profit-taking. In…

Despite a difficult start to the year, countless positions recently turned higher, even among slow-growth names. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) is a company currently trading around 14 times its forward earnings, offering a 2.6% dividend…

With little wind at its back from last year’s exceptional performance, this market is a stock-picker’s market, and one that continues to favor existing winners. For an existing portfolio of large-cap, dividend-paying blue chips, I don’t see a lot of…

Earnings reports are starting to come in for this past quarter—and many are from unique, small- and mid-cap businesses. This is the time when investment opportunities can be plentiful. Keeping tabs on the reporting is a great way to find…

America has a national debt that is nearing $17.0 trillion. The Chinese own a good portion of this debt. The country also has about $3.5 trillion in foreign exchange reserves at its disposal, according to the South China Morning Post.…

Calling North Dakota “big sky country” would be an understatement. The clouds hang low and there is a density to them that sparks quick contemplation of the floodgates they can unleash. There is a raw beauty to the prairies, with…

If there is going to be genuine economic growth in mature economies, the leadership will have to come from the U.S. economy. The convulsions taking place in the Japanese capital markets are emblematic of the monetary exuberance that both captivates…

The stock market’s reaction to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s (NYSE/DD) earnings results was solid, especially considering the company’s five-percent dividend increase. For E. I. du Pont, more commonly known as DuPont, first-quarter revenues for 2013 grew…

The agriculture trade is slowly heating up, and Wall Street is fixing to serve. Wall Street is particularly good at feeding the marketplace what it wants to consume. Agriculture doesn’t have the appeal like technology, but this is going to…

If you’ve ever been into horses, you know that you can spend as much money as you’ve got—and plenty more—on their care. Personally, I like draft horses; Clydesdales, in particular. But the thing about a draft horse is that it…

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” The author of this quotation is Sun Tzu (544–496 BCE), a Chinese general and the author of The Art of War, the classic manual on warfare tactics. Eons…