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  • Apr 15, 2014
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    Farm custom rates increasing in 2014

    As has been the trend in recent years, average 2014 custom rates for farm work are likely to show a small increase, compared to 2013 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2014 are listed at 4-7% above the rates for similar operations in 2013, with an average increase of about 5%....More
  • Apr 15, 2014
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    Ag lender perspectives: transition, interest rates, land values 1

    Interest rates, land values and cash flow are top of mind topics in the agricultural world. Expect ag lenders to financially shock test your cash flow statement for a 1%, 2% and 3% rise in variable interest rates. Lenders will be much more conservative now when lending against land values particularly in the red-hot land markets of the Midwest and the upper Midwest. Expect to invest more equity and cash in your growth and expansion projects....More
  • Apr 11, 2014
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    Do corn bulls have the upper hand?

    Corn bulls look to weather, demand and acreage for higher prices....More
  • Apr 8, 2014
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    Is a perfect storm brewing for old-crop soybeans?

    Will Tight stocks, Exports, Weather Push Beans to New Highs...More
  • Apr 8, 2014
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    Is weather affecting economic indicators?

    One major questions people have asked David Kohl this winter is whether the “blah” economic indicators, domestically and globally, are the result of bad weather. Here he examine some of the lead and lag economic indicators to ascertain any apparent trends....More
  • Apr 4, 2014
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    Use mobile app calculators for seeding rates, input break-even costs

    Do you know the optimal seeding rate for a return on your dollar, as well as break-even costs for input use? Our Extreme Beans mobile app gives you the numbers you need to know with easy-to-use calculators! Download the mobile app before you hit the field this spring....More
  • Apr 3, 2014
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    Find your corn, soybean profit numbers 1

    You know these tight margins are playing havoc with crop budgets and potential profits. The University of Wisconsin has a tool to run various scenarios and calculate your profitability for the coming year....More
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