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

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 9, 2014
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American farmers and sustainability: You don’t want to hear this

I just talked to a very sharp large progressive producer fresh off a plane from Brazil, concerned that his fellow American farmers “don’t get” food companies’ sustainability emphasis....More
Apr 8, 2014
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Another late spring on the horizon

It appears that 2014 will likely be similar to 2013, with a later-than-normal initiation of spring fieldwork in many areas of the Upper Midwest. This year, we are not likely to see much full-scale field work in much of southern Minnesota until after April 20, and it will probably be late April or early May before a significant amount of corn is planted. Soil temperatures are still well below minimal acceptable levels for planting corn....More
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