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
Apr. 2, 2014
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How do you feel about the current soil moisture levels in your fields? 23

The latest Drought Monitor map shows a good part of the Midwest and Plains states in abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. After a colder-than-normal winter, with some areas receiving more-than-normal snowfall, how do you feel about the soil moisture levels in your fields going into planting season? Are you pleased with the levels? Have some concerns that they're too wet or too dry? Take our latest poll and let us know....More
Apr 1, 2014
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Will funds continue to push soybeans higher? 1

I might be the odd man out on this, but I actually believe one saving grace might be the fact U.S. soybean acres move lower NOT higher. I just think with the rally in corn prices, many of the guys that were going to make the switch to more beans are going to go ahead and roll the corn again....More
Apr 1, 2014
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March 31 USDA reports recap 1

On March 31, USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report and quarterly Grain Stocks Report. These were very highly anticipated USDA Reports, due to the uncertainty in corn prices and soybean prices in recent months, as well as with the potential for large increases in USDA estimated grain stocks in the coming year....More
Apr 1, 2014
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Dos and Don’ts for Younger Agricultural Producers 1

To the younger generation desiring to farm or be involved in agribusiness, a business plan is critical. Also, have your risk management plan, i.e. marketing options, hedging, contracts and/or crop insurance, linked to basic assumptions and scenario testing of cash flow outcomes. Do not assume the operation will be yours at the passing of the senior generation....More
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