Aug. 29, 2014

What will your corn yield this fall?

It's that time of year. Harvest is around the corner and farmers are anticipating yields. We'd like to know what you think your corn will yield this year? Will it be on average for your farm? Above average? Or, did you have a tough year? Take the poll and let us know. And, leave a comment with your anticipated yield number, as well as your county/state. We'd love to hear from you!...More
Aug 26, 2014

Profit margin compression, part 1

In over 30 years analyzing and examining farm record data, I have noticed that profitability decline will usually precede cash flow and repayment ability issues by about two to three years. Could it happen this time?...More
Aug 26, 2014

Land owners will help make farm bill choices

Land owners who do not farm their land are not typically involved in farm program decisions at FSA offices, as those decisions are usually made by farm operators. However, in the coming months, farm operators and land owners will have several one-time choices to make regarding their farm program participation for the 2014-2018 crop years, as part of the commodity title of the new farm bill....More
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