Dec 6, 2011
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5 Ag Loan Documentation Requirements From FDIC

If you want to increase the blood pressure of any agricultural lender, mention “review by the federal examination team.” Tension mounts as lending regulation and compliance intensifies due to the Dodd-Frank Act’s mandates as a result of the recent financial crisis. This, in turn, will impact the amount and depth of financial reporting required by you as a producer in the upcoming loan renewal season, and when you request loans for long-term financing of land or expansion....More
Dec 6, 2011
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Flexible Leases Offer Alternative

The continued strength in corn and soybean commodity prices in the past few months, and the resulting projected increase in crop income per acre, has caused many landlords to consider significant increases in cash rental rates on rented farm land for 2012. This comes after substantial increases in many rental rates from 2008 to 2011....More
Dec 6, 2011
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Ukraine Cuts Grain Export Forecast

Ukraine's Agriculture Ministry has cut its forecast of 2011-2012 grain exports to 23-25 million metric tons (mmt) from a previous prediction of 27 mmt as a result of slow farmer selling in anticipation of a poor winter grain harvest in 2012....More
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