Aug 3, 2015
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Why promote 500-bushel corn? 4

It’s high time for high yield contest managers to think different – to recognize farmers that go beyond the weigh wagon – and reward yield along with environmental achievements such as reduced nitrogen use and increased soil health....More
Aug 3, 2015
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When will we see a change in soybean market dynamics?

The soybean market, similar to corn, is enduring a wave of bearish headwinds created by record supply being harvested once again in South America, a strong U.S. dollar, heavy uncertainty about U.S. export demand and a less fearful U.S. weather forecast. No need to continue rewriting the obvious and old....More
Jul 28, 2015
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Soybean price uncertainty

U.S. weather and Argentine politics and China provide uncertainty for the soybean market. Soybean acres and yields will be debated in next USDA report....More
Jul 27, 2015
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Ag land values trending lower

Many agricultural experts and economists have been warning for the past couple of years that we could be headed for a significant correction in farm land values in the Midwest. Based on recent data, there appears to be evidence that a reduction in average land values may be occurring in some regions of the U.S., including the Upper Midwest....More
Jul 27, 2015
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Perspective on the lending industry

Today’s producers face squeezed margins and immense industry change; some voluntary and some not. The lender sitting on the other side of the desk has a very similar view....More

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