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Jul 25, 2014
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Ideas you can use to reduce risk 2

As a farmer, how do you reduce risk? Ideas to accomplish that include: planting offensive and defensive hybrids and planning for multiple alternate future scenarios. Take some time to think about how you might react to reduced rail transportation, expanded GMO bans, an increase in the grain supply outside of the U.S....More
Jul 18, 2014
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Marketing strategy for low-priced corn 1

Matt Roberts, associate professor at Ohio State University, talks about marketing strategies for lower-priced corn. He says corn producers are going to have to be very tactical, as he doesn’t see the high corn prices coming back any time soon. Growers should focus on HTAs and maximize on-farm storage, he says....More
Jul 18, 2014
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Here’s a cash rent approach you can live with 2

Sam Halcomb calculates a field’s revenue-generating potential, then offers a landlord 25-33% of that for cash rent. He’s found over the years that 25-33% accurately reflects a point where he can profit from current market conditions, while capturing present market values to satisfy the landlord....More
Jul 17, 2014
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Corn and Soybean Digest

Land risk management 1

CSD Managing Editor Susan WInsor spoke with Mike Boehlje, distinguished professor at Purdue University, about managing land risk. Boehlje talked about buying new land and making sure farmers know the economic value. He also talked about renting land, and the adjustments to be made in leaner years. Boehlje reminds growers to NOT lock in a high price, and suggests that sometimes renting is better than buying, due to the cost....More

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2014 Midwest Corn & Soybean Production Guide

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Get agronomic insights from growers and Extension specialists about corn and soybean production for 2014. From fertility to seeding rates to pest and disease management, the new guide offers valuable information for all corn and soybean farmers.

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