Jul. 12, 2012

What are you predicting for corn yields this fall (leave an estimated number in the comments)? 14

After the July 11 WASDE report said estimated corn yields were reduced by 20 bu. from the June report, we want to know, what are you predicting for corn yields, as a percentage of what's normal or average on your farm. We'd love to know numbers, too, so leave a comment with a bushel-per-acre estimate, as well as your county/state....More
Jul 10, 2012

Views of Risk From Your Lender’s Perspective

Let’s go to the other side of the desk, or in today's world, the iPhone or the iPad, and view risk from the perspective of the institutions that lend you money. This perspective was drawn from a recent Farm Credit University Commercial Ag Lending class, which had participants from all across the nation....More
Jul 10, 2012

2012 Drought Being Compared to 1988

Ask most current farmers over 40 years old in the Upper Midwest about the worst drought that they remember, and 1988 would be a common response. However, that could potentially change after this year, as the drought in many areas of the Midwest in 2012 is setting up to be quite severe. Large portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri and other states are indicating potential for major crop losses, while growing areas of Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota are facing serious extended dryness that could lower crop yields....More
Jul 10, 2012

House Ag Committee Drafts Farm Bill

The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday proposed a new U.S. farm bill that would cut spending on agriculture and food aid by $35 billion over 10 years, $11.4 billion more than the farm bill passed by the Senate in June....More

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