For the first time in roughly six months, most retail fertilizer prices are higher compared to last month. Five of the eight major fertilizers are now more expensive compared to last month. One fertilizer, urea, showed a significant increase. The nitrogen fertilizer is 5% higher compared to last month with an average price of $623/ton.
Former eastern Washington rancher Cody Allen Easterday agrees to permanent trading ban and will pay a $1 million fine to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as part of a consent decree signed last week.
The bill, the Fiscal Responsibility Act, released over the weekend by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would cover U.S. debt obligations through Jan. 2, 2025. The House was called back into session to vote on the bill. A provision that came out of the talks would extend the ages for people who could lose SNAP benefits if they do not work.
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"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."