President Trump has proclaimed today a national day of morning to honor former President George H. W. Bush. Many of the financial markets will be closed today along with the U. S. Postal service. In addition all county Farm Service Agency offices will be closed. So, if you were planning on stopping in to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program or start the process to get a CCC loan on your corn or beans you will have to wait until Thursday!

However, the CME is open. The grain and livestock markets are trading in the overnight session and will be open normal hours during the day session. Maybe it is a good thing the stock markets are closed today after the huge losses on Tuesday? It was very encouraging that the grain markets held when the DOW was down over 800 points!