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Farm News columnist to speak at Farm News Ag Show

By Staff | Dec 3, 2018



FORT DODGE -David Kruse, president of CommStock Investments and weekly Farm News columnist will provide an update on immigration policy, trade when he takes to the stage at the Farm News Ag Show on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – noon.

Kruse’s presentation, titled America first, agriculture last will give a review of pending trade agreements including an update on the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement; trade with Japan and the European Union as well as the tariff situation with China

“It will be an overall trade outlook,” he said. “Essentially, I will be looking at the different demand engine that support our prices, where the livestock industry is in as far as a state of expansion, where the ethanol industry is and exports so we can get all three components of demand for our corn and soybeans.”

About David Kruse

Kruse is president of CommStock Investments, his Northwest Iowa agricultural risk management company that provides an umbrella of services. They include commodity market brokerage and commodity market advisory services, crop insurance through Agrivantage LLC, and a managed bushels grain marketing program through Agri-Plus LLC. Kruse also owns Royalty Insurance LLC which is a property/casualty insurance company.

In the past 25 plus years he has produced The CommStock Report, an opinionated ag commentary and market analysis available daily on many radio stations covering the greater Midwest. The CommStock Report has also been delivered electronically by subscription on DTN and the Internet since 1985 to thousands of subscribers across the U.S. and Canada. Additionally The CommStock Report is a regular feature of many Midwestern newspapers.

The CommStock Report, called the “Mark Twain of the Plains” for its writing style, is especially noted for its colorful, opinionated commentary and perspective from rural America – advocating farm community interests and traditional farm values.

Kruse has been actively engaged in production agriculture since 1973. He continues to manage his family’s corn/soybean farm in Northwest Iowa, and has also been an outspoken proponent of Ethanol and has used his market advisory service as a platform to advocate for the biofuel industry.

Kruse is a frequent keynote speaker at major U.S. agricultural conferences.

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