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...

Fuel for Thought

Undoubtedly, factoring freight costs and managing logistics is one of the most interesting aspects of merchandising. In an...

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...

Coming to a Polar Vortex Near You

All across the country, folks are bundling up for protection from the extremely cold temperatures this winter; courtesy of some polar...

Winter Bird Feeding Tips and Tricks

There is always the possibility of attracting a very unexpected and exciting feathered friend to your feeder in the winter. But how? We...

Waterfowl hunting pellets

Each autumn some 2,000,000 hunters take to the fields, forests and wetlands of the U.S. to hunt game birds. Around 3,000 tons of lead...