Oct 30, 2015

Where are the signs of life for corn bulls?

Corn prices were around $3.80 per bushel in mid-August, in mid-September and again in October. There's just not a lot of momentum on either side. From now to year-end it'll be hard to breakout of the $3.50-4.10 range....More
Oct 27, 2015

Clarifying 2014 ARC-CO payments

The first confusion surrounding ARC-CO payments is why producers in one county get the maximum payment for a crop for the 2014 crop year, and producers in another county get zero payment for the same crop....More
Oct 27, 2015

Farm business finances: Impact of family living withdrawal

When managing a farm business for success and sustainability, all variables must be evaluated including, family living withdrawals and investment patterns both on and off of the farm. Family living withdrawals can make the difference between a successful or vulnerable farm or ranch business. Position your family and business for success!...More
Oct 23, 2015

Can the bulls take over the soybean market?

The soybean bulls are pointing to "unknowns" associated with weather, extreme geopolitical risk floating around inside Argentina and Brazil, and what appears to be very strong soy demand still coming from the Chinese....More
Oct 20, 2015

Are there bullish cards for corn?

As long as this U.S. production debate stays in the spotlight, corn prices may continue to feel pressured. In fact many technical gurus think it's only a matter of time until we re-test major support down in the $3.50 to $3.60 range....More
Oct 20, 2015

Strong crop yields across Upper Midwest

Many farm operators in Minnesota, northern Iowa and eastern South Dakota are experiencing some the best corn and soybean yields in their farming career. With the exception of areas that were damaged by severe storms, crop disease, or late season dryness, crop yields have been consistently quite strong....More
Oct 19, 2015

What's the state of the ag economy in late 2015?

As economic scenarios continue to play out in the emerging nations, it will be interesting to see which options the pilots of our economy choose with political dysfunction, global military and social tensions on the rise....More

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