Apr 7, 2015
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Will U.S. planting delays keep the bulls fed? 2

Corn continues to trade in a sideways channel as both the bulls and bears defend their case. The bulls continue to talk about planting delays down South caused by conditions that are too wet, while those in the northern Corn Belt are talking about conditions being too dry....More
Apr 7, 2015
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March USDA report recap

The large amount of corn and soybean bushels in on-farm storage, much of which is probably not priced, will likely make the grain market trends in the next few months very important for selling the remaining inventories, as well as for pricing the “new crop” 2015 corn and soybeans....More
Apr 7, 2015
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Family dynamics in business: The curse of wealth and compensation

A “kiss of death” to businesses is bringing the younger generation into the business on a manager’s salary, but with hired employee work or skill sets. This principle is accentuated in a volatile economic climate....More
Mar 31, 2015
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Family dynamics in business: Handling employee issues

Handling employee issues in a farm business, particularly a family-run farm business, is tricky. Sometimes, a meeting is a better choice than an email. But treating all employees like employees, and not family, is a must....More

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