Who would have thought companies would make bad investment decisions like massive expansion because of cheap credit to then find out their business model is heavily influenced by factors completely out of their control. Funny thing is there is a long history of tariffs and trade disputes so the business model has always had these uncertainties.
I hope these independent companies can pull through but they aren't helping themselves by using rose colored glasses when making expansion decisions.
As for Mustard buyers, Broad Grain took 10% dockage and I still got #1 on a super B sent in May. Another load that same day from the same bin they took 4.7% and gave #2. Sent a load to All Commodities Trading near Winnipeg in winter from that bin and got 3.3% dockage and #1. Anyone have any idea what 10% dockage looks like? I sure don't. I do have a good idea what 3% ish looks like. Seems sending Mustard to Manitoba buyers vs Saskatchewan buyers always works out better for us over the many years.