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 Jun 23, 2015

Agriculture super-cycles are not the norm

A long term trend cannot be determined by two year periods prior or post; nevertheless, adjustments in profit levels appear to be settling in. Multi-....More
in Road Warrior Jun 16, 2015

Global trade risk, part 2: What actions can farmers take

It is imperative in today’s world of trade risk to build up extra liquidity or working capital reserves. How much is enough depends on debt servicing....More
in Road Warrior Jun 09, 2015

Global trade risk, part 1

The number one risk facing agriculture is international trade, because many facets of the agriculture industry are internationally interconnected....More
in Road Warrior Jun 01, 2015

Signs of storm clouds in agriculture: Operating credit, asset sales

Storm clouds are building as American agriculture, specifically the grain sector, is entering phase one of the post-commodity super cycle downturn....More
in Road Warrior May 26, 2015

Are ag outlooks from 2010 on track in 2015?

If you look back five years, what would you have said then compared to where we are today? Let’s dial the time machine back to 2010 and examine some....More
in Road Warrior May 19, 2015

10 perspectives on ag business from a college student

I gave a recent conference attendee an assignment to complete during his nearly two hour drive home that evening. His assignment was to come up with....More
in Road Warrior May 12, 2015

Tips for working effectively with your ag lender, part 2

Last week we talked about cash flow, sensitivity analyses and liquidity and how those matter when working with your ag lender. This week, lets go....More
in Road Warrior May 05, 2015

Tips to work effectively with your ag lender, part 1

During a recent panel, a participant asked CEOs from lending associations the following: Based on your experience, what are five points of wisdom....More
in Road Warrior Apr 28, 2015

Farm management best practices: Areas for concern

In an environment of reduced prices and relatively high costs, the financials can quickly get out of hand if they are not analyzed and monitored. As....More
in Road Warrior Apr 21, 2015

Farm management best practices

Best management practices are hot topics inside and outside of agriculture. Have you ever wondered how you stack up as an agriculture producer? This....More

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