Birdie Blog

Hurricanes and Peanuts

Over the last few years, we have held our breath as hurricanes barrel their way toward the southeastern portion of the United States. ...

Sunflower Crop Update

Bring on an Indian Summer. Right now old crop black oils are tight. A lot of elevators are sold out and some won’t even offer new crop...

USDA Acreage Update

On June 28 the USDA released the Acreage and Grain Stocks reports. While the report provided some support for both corn and soybeans, it...

Black Oil Sunflower Market

Is it the calm after the storms? The sunflower market is relatively quiet. The Midwest was pummeled repeatedly with moisture, in one...

Peanut Hearts

Don’t break my Heart! Peanut Hearts are becoming a rare commodity. Why is this? Raw Peanut Hearts are created from the blanching...

Millet, It’s Not Just For The Birds

Millet Seed is not only one of the main components of wild bird food mixes, it has also been a food staple around the world for thousands...

Increased Interest in Buckwheat

Despite its name, Buckwheat has little to do with wheat. The plant is more related to rhubarb. Buckwheat is nutritious, high in dietary...

Sunflower Harvest

Sunflowers are still slow to come out of the field as farmers continue to run into weather issues. South Dakota is still the furthest...