David Kohl

David Kohl

Dave Kohl, Corn & Soybean Digest trends editor, is an ag economist specializing in business management and ag finance. He recently retired from Virginia Tech, but continues to conduct applied research and travel extensively in the U.S. and Canada, teaching ag and banking seminars and speaking to producer and agribusiness groups. He can be reached at sullylab@vt.edu.

Posts by David Kohl

in Road Warrior Jul 09, 2013

Bankers’ Views: Part 1

Everyone is watching the U.S. Federal Reserve and the central banks of the world. The bankers were asked to provide their feedback on when there....More
in Road Warrior Jul 02, 2013

What is Happening in the Economy?

The rainy weather has played havoc in planting and harvesting crops on the East Coast, but it is better than a drought. That being said, let’s....More
in Road Warrior Jun 25, 2013

Family Living Costs Gone Wild? Part 2

In the last article, discussion centered on farm family living cost trends based upon the family living data provided by Nebraska Farm Business, Inc....More
in Road Warrior Jun 18, 2013

Family Living Costs Gone Wild?

One of the major discussion points at ag lending and banking schools is the trend in family living costs and withdrawals from farm and ranch....More
in Road Warrior Jun 11, 2013

Three Generations in the Workforce

During a recent ag lender training session in Charlotte, N.C., Ronnie Hucks, VP of AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, discussed an interesting observation....More
in Road Warrior Jun 04, 2013

Criteria for Enduring the Commodity Super Cycle and Land Value Correction

If a farm is profitable and the profits are allocated properly, all financial criteria on the farm and ranch business will improve. In recent years....More
in Road Warrior May 28, 2013

How Long Will Federal Reserve Continue "Easy Money" Policy?

The stock market recently bounced to a record high of 15,000. Central banks around the world are opening up the floodgates of stimulus. In my road....More
in Road Warrior May 21, 2013

Perspectives on U.S. Farm Debt

There is considerable discussion among agricultural economists and lenders concerning the status and trends of U.S. farm debt. Let’s dig deeper into....More
in Road Warrior May 14, 2013

Shock and Stress Testing: Analysis by Lenders

One of the major financial shock tests that a lender must perform concerns concentration of credit. Regulators and oversight specialists are very....More
in Road Warrior May 07, 2013

Financial Shock and Stress Testing

The other day a young producer was concerned because he had difficulty obtaining his operating loan for yearly operations. He stated that the lender....More

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