Nov 26, 2012
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Check out Extreme Beans: The Website 2

You've read the extreme beans insert, and hopefully you've downloaded the app. Now you can read all the information online, too!...More
Nov 20, 2012
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Give #foodthanks This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season 5

Thanksgiving is upon us, and, like every year, there's much to be thankful for. Sure, Mother Nature probably isn't high on your list, but you know who should be? Farmers. It's time to take to Twitter, folks, and give some #foodthanks to those in agriculture for doing their part to provide us with the items we purchase at the grocery store, the dinner on our tables, the snacks we pack for our kids....More
Nov 20, 2012
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EPA Denies RFS Waiver 28

The EPA recently announced that it would be denying the request for a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The EPA indicated that the agency did not find the necessary evidence to support a finding of “severe economic harm” that would have warranted the RFS waiver to be granted. EPA used a series of economic analyses and modeling done in conjunction with USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)....More
Nov 20, 2012
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Low Protein Content, Strong Exports Boost Bean Crush

November-March is the U.S. oilseed industry’s strongest season for crush, and this year it kicked off early, with October crush coming in at 153.5 million bushels, the largest in three years – up almost 9% from 2011 – and above trade expectations, according to data from the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA). The average trade estimate was 144.4 million bushels, up 21% from September and 2% from a year earlier, according to a Dow Jones Newswires survey before the NOPA data were released. But the range of estimates was unusually wide, 127.2-152.5 million bushels....More
Nov 20, 2012
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Strategies for Controlling Expenses 1

A young livestock producer, in this case a dairyman, asked a very good question in our Farm Credit University online Ag Biz Planner course for young farmers. “What can we do to control expenses?” This question is very pertinent to the livestock industry that is reeling from the dramatic increases in costs, which has resulted in margin compression and in many cases negative margins. Let’s provide some insight....More

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