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Use Caution On Cash Rental Rates
Cash corn and soybean prices remained at fairly high levels during 2009, with local cash grain prices during the year
SURE Program Available for 2008 Crop Losses
The 2008 Farm Bill included a new Supplemental Agriculture Disaster Assistance Program (SURE), or so-called permanent
No Easy Decision on Climate-Change Legislation
One of President Obama’s goals as he entered the U.S. presidency in 2009 was to address global warming and concerns
Looking Ahead to 2010
The coming year is setting up to be another challenging year in the agriculture industry, following a very difficult
2009 Ag Review
As we reach the end of the year, it is a good time to reflect on what happened agriculturally in the region in
Check Grain Bins
Corn and soybean producers across the Midwest have had a long fall harvest season, with many farm operators completing
Flexible Lease Agreements Offer Alternative
The rapid rise in corn and soybean commodity prices in the past few years, and the resulting projected increase in
How Good Was November Weather?
The favorable November weather was much needed, since it followed one of the worst October’s ever as far as harvest
Harvest Drags On
Corn harvest is starting to wind-down in some regions, while in other areas a considerable amount of corn remains to be
Harvest Moves Forward
The rain late last week halted corn and soybean harvest for a couple of days in western and central Minnesota, but had
2009 Crop Harvest Advances
Early November has provided a nice window of opportunity for farm operators to make some nice progress on the 2009 corn
Historical Harvest Delays
Based on the USDA weekly Crop Progress Report on Oct. 25, the corn and soybean harvest progress through October was on
2009 Harvest Conditions Worsen
Heavy rainfall; wet, cloudy weather; and even some snowfall from Oct. 20-25 has worsened the already-dismal harvest
Poor Harvest Conditions Persist
Remember late September when everyone was talking about drought and the prolonged dry-weather pattern in much of
Farm Income Projections Down
The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) is projecting net farm income to be down 38% in 2009, as compared to 2008 net

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