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May 22, 2012

Is This Your Kid? The Bottom Half of the Bell Curve

Over the past few months I have guest lectured in agriculture and business classes at various universities and colleges. Of course, times are....More
May 15, 2012

The Rule of Ten

The lead-in to this topic came from a farmer who had heard me speak about the Rule of 10 a number of years ago, and had experienced it in his own....More
May 08, 2012

Student Loan Dilemma

The other day my road warrior travels took me to New England to a pre-wedding party for my son and his fiancée. After meeting everyone (boy, do they....More
May 01, 2012

Perspectives From Canada

My road warrior travels recently took me north of the border to Canada. It is amazing how many Americans know so little about our biggest ally to the....More
Apr 24, 2012

How Much Working Capital Do Farmers Need?

The other day a producer asked me an interesting question. With all the emphasis on working capital and cash lately, how much should you keep on hand....More
Apr 17, 2012

Interest Rates: What is Normal?

At a recent Executive Producer Roundtable summit in Spokane, WA, participants asked Ed Seifried and I the question, “What is a normal level of....More
Apr 10, 2012

Perspectives on Financial Liquidity

Over the years, many of you have heard me discuss the importance of financial liquidity. In the current times of extreme volatility and global....More
Apr 03, 2012

Insight on Rise in Interest Rates

The other day I was conducting a family business seminar for Farm Credit Services Southwest and American Ag Credit. A number of the participants were....More
What's Road Warrior?

Dave Kohl is an ag economist specializing in business management and ag finance. He can be reached at sullylab@vt.edu.

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