I just liked the view of this center pivot sprinkler in a field north of Worland. Between the sprinkler, the green fields, the Big Horn River, the badlands in the background and the Big Horn Mountains behind that, it is all so beautiful.
Planting and other fieldwork ground to a halt last week for farmers like David Van Rheenen of Pleasantville and others across much of Iowa. Spokesman crop reporers say their rain totals ranged from an inch in some locations to more than 6 inches in others.
The seed has been drill sewn resulting in this wonderful pattern reminiscent of Japanese Zen gardens. I was startled by this, since intensive agriculture is not exactly what I would normally regard as Zen.
Jeffrey Lin at FINZ.tv's Los Angeles HQ prepping for Chart Attack First Episode, we drilled down (pun intended!) on 5 widely traded commodity names: Oil Service HOLDRs ETF (OIH), United States Oil Fund LP ETF (USO), PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN (DTO), COMPANHIA VALE ADS (VALE) for metals & steels, and CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) for agriculture.