Apr 12, 2011
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Chinese Soy Demand Softens

Large South American production and signs of weakness in Chinese demand may prevent soybean prices from moving higher this spring despite concerns about tight U.S. soybean stocks and lower U.S. planting intentions....More
Apr 12, 2011
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Custom Farming Agreements 1

An alternative to leasing farmland is a custom farming agreement (CFA). In a typical CFA, the custom operator agrees to perform all the machine operations on the owner’s land in exchange for a set fee or rate. The landowner pays for all seed, fertilizer, chemicals, crop insurance and other input costs; receives the all grain produced and all eligible farm program payments on the land; and is responsible to store and market the grain....More
Apr 12, 2011
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People and Business Results

In a previous column, I mentioned that I asked a group of peak performing producers, “What is your biggest snafu?” Last time we discussed the importance of developing a board of advisors. Now let’s focus in on the people component....More
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