Jul 14, 2015
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Ag lender transition

Agriculture is in a time of transition that will affect assets, operations and people. The ag lending industry, however, is also in a time of significant transition. Similar to agriculture, the careful management of this transition will be critical; especially, as some segments of agriculture enter turbulent economic times....More
Jul 14, 2015
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Corn, soybean prices show strength following USDA reports

The USDA supply and remand report released July 10 provided some fairly positive numbers for future corn and soybean prices. The report showed decreases in the projected ending stocks for corn in both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 marketing years. The report also verified the expectations for 2015 national corn and soybean yields in the U.S. to be below the record yield levels of 2014....More
Jul 14, 2015
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Don't reduce soybean price risk just yet

Deteriorating crop conditions and weather concerns in U.S. and India are supporting soybean prices right now. Add in prevented plant acres and Chinese demand, and theres more upside risk than downside, says Kevin Van Trump....More
Jul 10, 2015
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USDA adjusts corn, soybean ending stocks; prices react

USDA Lowers ending stocks for corn and beans, Corn and bean prices go higher as pipeline of grain shrinks, USDA lowers last years crop,...More
Jul. 10, 2015
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Will you apply fungicide this year? 5

With wet weather and soggy fields can come higher possibility for disease. And with low prices comes cost control. That leaves farmers with a choice: spend the money, or save the money. Will you use a preemptive fungicide application this year to keep diseases at bay (and hoping for a yield increase)? Will you only spray a fungicide if there is a disease presence? Or, will you not spray fungicide this year because of the cost? Take our latest poll and let us know. Feel free to leave comments about fungicide plans on your farm this year....More
Jul 7, 2015
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State of the U.S. ag economy: Energy, row crops, consumer sentiment

Overall, the United States economy at halftime will grade out strong for the coasts and in the southern part of the country. Weather will of course, continue to play a large role in our overall economic state. In any scenario, however, a sense of caution is prudent in the flyover states....More
Jul 7, 2015
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USDA report increases soybean acreage

The June 30 USDA report indicated that farmers planted less corn and more soybeans, compared to the USDA March Planting Intentions Report. USDA surveyed more than 70,000 agricultural producers during the first two weeks of June to gather information for the June 30 USDA Report....More

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