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Apr 22, 2016
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Can bulls keep the weather premium in the corn market?

Corn bulls say upcoming rounds of wet weather in the U.S. might delay planting in some key production areas and should be considered for a bullish price. Bears say the weather is nearly perfect for recently planted seed and the overall planting pace shouldn't be negatively impacted....More
Apr 19, 2016
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Q+A with David Kohl: Lending, farm transition, ROI, land prices

Road Warrior David Kohl answers your questions about the lending landscape, farm transition, land values and return on investment, offering this advice: Even with suppressed prices and volatile markets, experience mixed with a good manager can help an agricultural business successfully compete in today’s economic environment....More
Apr 15, 2016
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Corn prices facing technical hurdles

Corn bulls are hoping to see the market pulled higher by talk of possible production hiccups with Brazil's second-crop corn and complications with the Argentine harvest. U.S corn exports have been strong lately, but bears are quick to point out the glut of supply the Chinese government wants to aggressively liquidate....More
Apr 12, 2016
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Focus on risk management, not price forecast for soybeans

Regardless of your personal strategy, you need to be talking to your individual advisor about ways you can lock in a profit or secure a floor to reduce some portion of your new-crop 2016 production risk....More
Apr 12, 2016
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Ready, set, plant!

With the passing of April 11, farmers in the Upper Midwest are gearing up for full-scale fieldwork and corn planting as the weather warms up in the coming days....More
Apr 12, 2016
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What I learned from 4-H and FFA

Participation in groups like 4-H, FFA or similar programs gives young people a sense of belonging, confidence and teamwork that prepare them for a successful future....More
Apr 8, 2016
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This week could be wild for soybean prices

Many analyst believe that the soybean production estimate in Brazil is too high!...More
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Recently, some major food companies have decided to label GMOs in their food products (but not because they believe GMO products are unsafe). The state of Vermont has chosen to label GMO foods, too. In light of these decisions, we'd like to know: Do you think GMO labeling is necessary? Should this be a federal issue? State issue? Or is GMO labeling just not necessary? Feel free to leave your comments below!

 

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