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  • Jul 28, 2015
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    Soybean price uncertainty

    U.S. weather and Argentine politics and China provide uncertainty for the soybean market. Soybean acres and yields will be debated in next USDA report....More
  • Jul 27, 2015
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    Perspective on the lending industry

    Today’s producers face squeezed margins and immense industry change; some voluntary and some not. The lender sitting on the other side of the desk has a very similar view....More
  • Jul 24, 2015
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    Weather uncertainty, production complications support corn prices

    Corn bulls are talking about more complications in Europe, continuing uncertainty in the eastern part of the Corn Belt, especially IL, IN and OH, and some recent arising heat and dryness concerns out in the western Corn Belt....More
  • Jul 21, 2015
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    Will soybeans see a late-inning price rally?

    Soybeans have given back a large portion of the late-June and early-July gains, but I still believe there is room for price appreciation to the upside. I also believe U.S. production still remains a major question mark and the uncertainty could certainly provide us another round of opportunity to reduce more price risk on a late-inning rally....More
  • Jul 21, 2015
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    Farm management strategies for tough economic times

    Economic health and viability are at the forefront for many involved in today’s agriculture industry. While some may prefer to just eat ice cream and hope for improved opportunities, proactive management strategies will be required for success....More
  • Jul 17, 2015
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    Have corn yields stabilized?

    Corn bears are talking about improving U.S. weather forecasts, while the bulls are talking about all-time record heat readings being recorded in France and other parts of Europe. Bottom line: We remain lodged in a weather market, and do not need to keep repeating the same rhetoric....More
  • Jul 14, 2015
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    Ag lender transition

    Agriculture is in a time of transition that will affect assets, operations and people. The ag lending industry, however, is also in a time of significant transition. Similar to agriculture, the careful management of this transition will be critical; especially, as some segments of agriculture enter turbulent economic times....More
  • Jul 14, 2015
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    Don't reduce soybean price risk just yet

    Deteriorating crop conditions and weather concerns in U.S. and India are supporting soybean prices right now. Add in prevented plant acres and Chinese demand, and theres more upside risk than downside, says Kevin Van Trump....More

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