Jul 19, 2011
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Argentina Sees 2011-2012 Corn Sales to China

Argentina’s government expects to start corn exports to China with the country’s 2011-2012 crop, which will come to market starting in February. Argentina plans on signing a final agreement with China sometime between July and November to set the framework for the first shipments, Agriculture sub-secretary Oscar Solis said in a weekend press release....More
Jul 19, 2011
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2011 Farmfest Forums Scheduled

Farmfest will feature an exciting line-up of feature forums in 2011, according to Kent Thiesse, Farmfest forum coordinator. The forums will be held August 2, 3 and 4, in the forum tent on the Farmfest site, which is located at the Gilfillan Estate, 7 miles southeast of Redwood Falls, MN. Thiesse says the forum schedule for 2011 has a heavy emphasis on national and state agricultural policy issues, and on issues affecting rural Minnesota....More
Jul 19, 2011
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Off Farm Income and Depreciation’s Role in Repayment Ability 5

The other day a Canadian ag lender was calculating the term debt and lease coverage ratio. He asked why we include off-farm income or revenue and depreciation when calculating this debt service and margin metric....More

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