Apr 18, 2019 03:40 PM
You’ve likely heard the phrase from our title, an optimistic one that suggests somebody benefits (accidentally or otherwise) from negative events. The line is credited to John Heywood back in 1546, but the idea has been in circulation a lot longer than that. Thunderstorms bring some folks needed rain, and other folks tornadoes. We have seen some ill winds in the commodity complex that appear to greatly benefit cattle & hog producers. That is, assuming they avoided the bomb cyclones!