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
Jul 21, 2015
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Will soybeans see a late-inning price rally?

Soybeans have given back a large portion of the late-June and early-July gains, but I still believe there is room for price appreciation to the upside. I also believe U.S. production still remains a major question mark and the uncertainty could certainly provide us another round of opportunity to reduce more price risk on a late-inning rally....More
Jul 21, 2015
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Farm management strategies for tough economic times

Economic health and viability are at the forefront for many involved in today’s agriculture industry. While some may prefer to just eat ice cream and hope for improved opportunities, proactive management strategies will be required for success....More
Jul 17, 2015
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Have corn yields stabilized?

Corn bears are talking about improving U.S. weather forecasts, while the bulls are talking about all-time record heat readings being recorded in France and other parts of Europe. Bottom line: We remain lodged in a weather market, and do not need to keep repeating the same rhetoric....More
Jul 17, 2015
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Now is the time to be sustainable

These days, more than ever, farmers are being held accountable, and even scrutinized, for their sustainable and conservation efforts. Strip-till, cover crops, water quality, drainage management, soil health and more are at the forefront of the forward-thinking farmers across the U.S....More

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