KS http://hppr.org en Markets woo wary farmers http://hppr.org/post/markets-woo-wary-farmers <p>Faith in the commodities markets took another big hit this week after regulators alleged that Iowa futures firm Peregrine Financial Group had falsified its bank records – to the tune of, oh, 200 million dollars. This, after the big MF Global disaster in the fall.<br /> Many farmers and ranchers depend on those markets to help manage the risk of running a business that depends on Mother Nature.<br /> But when customer money starts vanishing, can you blame farmers and ranchers for being a little skittish?</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:30:09 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media 5753 at http://hppr.org Markets woo wary farmers