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 Sep 27, 2016

Your starting five changes for profit

Five adjustments producers are making in their operations during this slowing ag economy to stay profitable....More
in Road Warrior Sep 26, 2016

Future stagnation of the U.S. economy?

The federal debt could hinder the growth of the U.S. economy which could cause it to become stagnant over the next 20 years....More
in Road Warrior Sep 19, 2016

The Intangibles: Advice can't be seen but it may need to be taken by farmers

Farms may need to find counsel that will advise on what changes need to be made in order to make a profit....More
in Road Warrior Sep 12, 2016

Burn rates can differ by farm enterprise

Lenders have to consider the burn rates when it comes to working capital....More
in Road Warrior Sep 06, 2016

The starting five changes farmers need to make to reach a profit

Farmers need to consider five cost cutting measures in order to make a profit in these tight agriculture times....More
in Road Warrior Aug 29, 2016

Widening gap of profits: The big farm dilemma

Many eyes are on the farm economy as more losses could hurt the largest farms the most....More
in Road Warrior Aug 22, 2016

The loan process isn't easy, you have to get past the review and the regulator

Getting the loan may not be as easy as you think. Loans require a financial review and getting past the regulator....More
in Road Warrior Aug 16, 2016

Family living conundrum: Expenses have doubled but farm income has fell

With farm income down, families must find ways to cut their costs in order for a farm to make a profit....More
in Road Warrior Aug 08, 2016

The shell game: Farmers are playing a dangerous game

Some farmers are playing a dangerous game with farm debt....More
in Road Warrior Aug 01, 2016

From the other side of the agricultural lenders' IPad

Every industry has its trials and tribulations even the agricultural lending industry. Check out what lenders say they battle regularly....More

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