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 25, 2016

The achilles heel of larger operations

Large operations are being targeted by lenders because they are the most vulnerable because they can quickly lose six figures of net worth and....More
in Road Warrior Jul 18, 2016

Knowing what's on your credit report may be key for your soybean and corn operations

As agricultural credit tightens, corn and soybean producers with a keen financial IQ will remain successful....More
in Road Warrior Jul 11, 2016

Keep a level head when assessing farm financials

In the emotionally charged era of the economic downturn, interesting exchanges occur between lender and borrower. At a recent agricultural bankers....More
in Road Warrior Jul 05, 2016

Brexit impacts on the ag economy

Welcome to the wild world of global economics and politics complete with advanced technologies and constant information! This environment will create....More
in Road Warrior Jun 28, 2016

Mid-year ag review: Profits, millennials, land values and ag lending

As we look back over the year thus far, agriculture continues to face various challenges in many different areas. From regulations to input costs,....More
in Road Warrior Jun 21, 2016

Do NOT cash in your retirement account

At a recent women’s conference on agriculture, I received several questions about cashing out retirement accounts. One woman's husband suggested....More
in Road Warrior Jun 14, 2016

Are U.S. farmers supported by government programs?

Recently, I traveled outside the borders of the United States and a major question posed by farmers and bureaucrats was whether American farmers are....More
in Road Warrior Jun 07, 2016

Ag issues in Canada

Prices, regulations, transition and uncertainty are significant issues for any agricultural operation, regardless of its location. Only time will....More
in Road Warrior May 31, 2016

Crop input costs are adjusting

Is there any hope for reduction of crop input costs including cash rent expense? The short answer is yes. According to data, rent, fertilizer, fuel....More
in Road Warrior May 24, 2016

Willingness to repay: Ag loan repayment plans

With more farmers incurring negative margins, the "willingness to repay" will be increasingly scrutinized, and could be a challenge. Therefore, a....More

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