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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...

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’ conference, one lender asked, “What do you say to a farmer that tells you, ‘It’s my net worth and if I want to lose $200,000 in equity it is mine, not yours.’....More
in Think Different Jul 15, 2016

Data conference, new staffer at Corn and Soybean Digest

Editor Kurt Lawton talks about how farmers are working together to sold the issue of nitrate loss and the ag data conference coming up this fall. Plus, some changes in staffing at Corn and Soybean Digest....More

Kent Thiesse

Kent Thiesse is a former University of Minnesota Extension educator and now is Vice President of MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, MN. You can contact him at 507-726-2137 or via e-mail at kent.thiesse@minnstarbank.com.

in Focus on Ag Jul 18, 2016

Grain prices fall sharply after USDA releases Grain Supply and Demand report

The USDA Grain Supply and Demand Report predicts good yields for the 2016 harvest in both the corn and soybean fields. This news sent prices falling and is expected to have a significant financial impact on Midwest farmers....More

Kevin Van Trump

Kevin is a leading expert in Agricultural marketing and analysis, he also produces an award-winning and world-recognized daily industry Ag wire called "The Van Trump Report." With over 20 years of experience trading professionally at the CME, CBOT and KCBOT, Kevin is able to '...

Jul 22, 2016

Will the soybean bulls remain on the sideline?

U.Ss dollar, crude oil, soybean demand. They are all important in the soybean market right now....More

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