2020 in Review

Some would say you’ll never get bored being a farmer because of the uniqueness and ever-evolving challenges. While this is true, 2020 was definitely one for the books. 

2020 started off with a bang, China had committed to purchasing $36.5 billion of U.S. Ag products as part of the phase-one trade deal. While the trade deal is something we would hear about for the rest of 2020, aside from COVID, China was the closest to actually purchasing the targeted amount of agricultural goods they had committed to from January through November. The same cannot be said for the rest of the committed purchases.

On a more lighthearted note, 2020 brought some laughs. Tiger King, 2020 memes, and a bison roundup that lasted a few days. We wish we would have gotten in on wrangling them back up.  We’ve loved sharing the laughs with clients and friends over social media and at a few work-related golfing events. 

In a state where corn is king and beer is a close second, we watched the corn market make some unprecedented moves in the past months. March 21’ corn opened at 4.80 today, and while nobody knows where it will go, we can only hope for it to go up!

Over the past year, we grew here at Tredas. (Waistband sizes shrunk…for most.) In June we moved into a new office space after outgrowing our old one. The buffalo-hide wall-hanging sadly did not make the move. We still continue to serve our clients across our various locations including Lindsay, Leigh, Aurora, Iowa, Missouri, Alabama, and are continuing to grow into new markets and places. 

Cheers to the New Year!