Oct. 16, 2014
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How much nitrogen will you split-apply? 8

Feeding your crops when they use and need it most has been recommended by Extension experts. There are benefits, but also some downsides. We'd like to know: Will you split-apply nitrogen on your corn acres for 2015? Do you split-apply all acres? Only some? Or, will you stick with a fall application only? Take the poll and leave a comment with your 2015 nitrogen plans....More
Oct 14, 2014
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USDA increases estimated crop yield 2

The Oct. 10 USDA Crop Report showed an increase for both U.S. corn and soybean yields, as compared to September report. This corresponds closely to actual corn and soybean yields being reported from many areas of the eastern and southern Corn Belt, which have been better than expected....More
Oct 14, 2014
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What's the coverage ratio for your farm?

One of the key financial ratios that agricultural lenders use to determine repayment ability is the term debt and lease coverage ratio. It measures the amount of debt obligations (debt service which includes principal and interest), compared to the debt servicing capacity (net income plus interest and depreciation)....More

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