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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Ag land values trending lower

Many agricultural experts and economists have been warning for the past couple of years that we could be headed for a significant correction in farm land values in the Midwest. Based on recent data, there appears to be evidence that a reduction in average land values may be occurring in some regions of the U.S., including the Upper Midwest....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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Crop conditions hold steady in Upper Midwest

Crop conditions across most of Minnesota and much the Midwest have been quite favorable through the first half of the growing season. Crop conditions in a large segment of the southern Corn Belt have been much less favorable during most of the growing season, due to the significant amount of late and prevented planting, along with excessive rainfall in many areas during June and early July....More

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