Registered: Sep 2012
10-18-12 04:27 AM
It's alright but they don't have as much original reporting as they used to. Still, it's helpful for keeping abreast of what's going on in the industry and I'd recommend buying the print edition if you don't want to spend even more time in front of a computer. If you don't mind reading online, I think most (all?) of what they publish can be had for free.
On a related note, that's one company that is a shell of its former self. Back in the 90s they used to own the Pro Farmer newsletter, at least one other newsletter, they put on lots of conferences, they had a commodities wire service called Futures Market News (FMN) that competed with Knight-Ridder Financial (KRF) and Reuters, and a fairly high-end quote, charting and analytics platform whose name escapes me, but it was a competitor to firms like CQG.
Pro Farmer and Futures live on with new (separate) owners; I don't know what happened to FMN and the software division.