Dec 7, 2010

Brazil Soy Crop Estimates Edge Lower

  Estimates of Brazil’s soybean crop are shrinking a bit due to the late start to planting across parts of the large center-west growing belt and recent dry conditions in the country’s southern growing areas. In a report dated Dec. 1, the U.S. agricultural attaché in Brasilia trimmed his estimate of Brazilian soybean production to 66.8 million metric tons (mmt) from a previous figure of 67.5 mmt, citing lower planted acreage and yield potential....More
Dec 7, 2010

Cash Flow Collision

  The other day I was visiting with a farm management instructor who works very closely with agricultural lenders. This past year he has been working intensively with dairymen who have been experiencing an extended down cycle. We were discussing some of the problem accounts and his facilitation work between producers and lenders. The following is a summary of our conversation....More
Dec. 6, 2010

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