Mar 15, 2011
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Japanese Corn Demand Seen Down

  U.S. corn shipments to top export customer Japan should not be severely disrupted by the major earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the country, but the disaster could slow overall Japanese demand. The operations of several livestock feed manufacturers were hit by the disaster, with several production facilities were reportedly destroyed....More
Mar 15, 2011
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National Ag Week 1

  National Ag Week is being celebrated March 13-19 all across the U.S., and Tuesday, March 15, has been designated as National Ag Day. This a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. agriculture industry second to none. Here are some interesting statistics about today’s agriculture industry:...More
Mar 15, 2011
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Profitability: The Financial Ratio Mover

  Over the holidays, I received a note from a person I respect very much from the Upper Northwest. His name is Oliver, and he was a farm-management instructor working with producers in the western Washington region. Oliver was in my strategic planning class 20 years ago at the Ferguson Institute in Tulsa, OK. He encouraged me to continue as a teacher and business coach, rather than just a dairy farmer, because he stated that the good Lord wanted me to touch more lives. Two decades later, I have carved out a niche doing both....More

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