Moe Russell

Articles by Moe Russell
Four Tips for Farmers Looking for Better Profits
Over the years we have observed that profitability in production agriculture is not a function of size of operation,
Crop Farmers Should Build Alliances with Livestock Producers
As I work with grain and livestock producers this winter and review their 2009 financial progress, I notice a striking
Change Provides Opportunity
The last three years have been a volatility nightmare with the price swings we've seen in corn, soybeans, oil, gold and
Farmers Can Learn From Adversity
What a challenging fall this has been, trying to get a wet, immature crop out of the field, dried and stored or sold.
Team Up With Your Supplier
For some time, I have been writing and speaking about the need for producers to look at developing long-term
Depreciation: The Real Cost
Few will dispute that depreciation is not a real cost, even though you do not write a check for it every year. We view
Remember the Four C's
I am a big believer in perspective. It's easy, in the grind of a growing season, to become preoccupied with day-to-day
Do You Have These Attributes?
In my late-February 2009 column, I wrote about the opportunities for young people involved in production agriculture.
Why Use Independent Contractors?
In monitoring the top guns in production agriculture, it's been my observation they are so good they can get all the
Long-Term Relationships Maximize Bottom Lines
While wholesale prices for many fertilizers have decreased sharply since the highs established last summer, local
Young and Wise
At most presentations I have made during the last 10 years I've commented that I felt there would be more opportunities
Leasing Options
Riskwise decisions really paid off in generating and preserving wealth in 2008. They'll be even more important in 2009
CREDIT LINE UPKEEP
According to most experts, the financial crisis in America and around the world has not impacted farmers, but I am
Growth: A Goal or a Result
During the commodity price increase this spring and summer, I observed the euphoria of many farmers' growth
Credit Availability
The financial markets are certainly in turmoil, and that will affect the agricultural economy. Current commodity prices
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