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

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
Jul 12, 2011
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USDA Soybean Data Neutral to Bearish 1

  Tuesday morning’s monthly supply/demand update from USDA appears neutral to bearish for the soybean market as the U.S. soybean balance sheet contained no real surprises, but the world balance sheet held some negative news....More
Jul 12, 2011
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Crop Conditions Improve

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Jul 12, 2011
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Family Living Cost Is Skyrocketing 1

  If you have followed this column over the years, you know I annually update you on the average farm family living cost. My good friends at the Nebraskaland Farm and Ranch Management Education Program have just released the data for 2010 on approximately 50 farms and ranches....More

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