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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 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 Think Different Aug 26, 2016

NCGA yield contest outdated?

Corn and Soybean Digest Editor Kurt Lawton questions whether farmers should be honored for efficiency over yields....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 Sep 23, 2016

Heavy rainfall in Minnesota damages crops

The past several days has been filled with news reports, photos, and stories about the flooded roads, buildings, and towns across many areas of South Central, Southeast, and Central Minnesota. Historic rainfall amounts occurred in a portion of that region on Sept. 21 and 22, with a large portion of the region receiving 4-6 inches of....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 '...

Sep 20, 2016

Thoughts on making sales into bean rally

The bean market takes a tumble as the 2016 harvest falls behind....More

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