Nov. 2, 2012
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What was your average corn yield this year? (Leave an estimated number in the comments.) 3

After a tumultous growing season and the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, we're curious about your average corn yield, as a percentage of normal. This summer we asked for estimates, but now we want to know how it ended up. Did your corn yield 100% of what your normal is? Only 25%? We'd love to know numbers, too, so leave a comment with your overall bushel-per-acre corn average for 2012, as well as your county and state....More
Oct 30, 2012
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Flexible Lease Details

We have received a large number of inquiries for information on the potential use of flexible cash leases for the 2013 crop year. Flexible leases also work well for newer or younger farm operators who may not be able to afford the higher cash rental rates for farmland. A flexible lease makes it easier to use a crop revenue insurance policy, along with some forward pricing of grain, as risk management tool for farm operators....More
Oct 30, 2012
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Will Midsize Farms Exist in 10 to 20 Years? 31

Global economics is causing farms and ranches to evolve toward either large commercial enterprises or small family operations. This phenomenon prompted a lender in the Farm Credit University Commercial Ag Lender online class to ask me, “Will mid-size farms exist in 10-20 years?” There is no doubt that technology, the transition of family farms, and the marketplace are compelling forces behind the structure and size of U.S. farms....More

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