Apr 10, 2012
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Perspectives on Financial Liquidity

Over the years, many of you have heard me discuss the importance of financial liquidity. In the current times of extreme volatility and global uncertainty, the rules on liquidity have definitely changed. The other day during a videoconference with producers in six locations, Mike Hosterman, an AgChoice Farm Credit business consultant who has many years of experience working with ag customers, discussed a new twist on liquidity....More
Apr 10, 2012
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Corn Planting Expected to Progress Rapidly

Like the start of a big race, or the beginning of a championship game, farmers in southern Minnesota and Iowa are likely to begin the initiation of full-scale fieldwork on April 11, or shortly after. April 11 is the earliest corn-planting date allowed by the USDA Risk management Agency (RMA), in order to maintain full crop insurance replant coverage on the 2012 crop....More
Apr 10, 2012
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Few Surprises in April 2012 Supply/Demand Report

The key points in Tuesday morning’s USDA monthly supply/demand update were the lack of adjustment to U.S. corn ending stocks and a slightly larger reduction in South American soybean production than the trade expected....More

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