Jan 15, 2016
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Corn prices stay in tight range

Corn continues to trade in an extremely tight range as neither the U.S. crop or the highly important second-crop of Brazil are in the ground. In other words, there's not a lot of "weather" in the headlines to excite the bulls....More
Jan 12, 2016
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USDA reports excite the soybean market

Soybean bulls were happy to see lower ending stocks! Many in the trade thought we could see an increase from the record large yield of 48.3 bpa raised another .5 bpa with this month's report. The USDA, in somewhat of a surprise move, lowered yields to 48.0 bpa, although still a record....More
Jan 12, 2016
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State of the ag economy

In order to successfully navigate the economic reset, one must factor in outside influences. Factors such as the U.S. economy will bear direct impact on future profit potentials for farm businesses. Monitoring key indicators can help you better direct and focus your strategic planning for future sustainability....More
Jan 12, 2016
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5 strategies for risk management on the farm in 2016

Projected profit margins for 2016 crop production are still below breakeven levels for many producers. Here are some financial strategies for farm businesses to consider during these highly volatile and potential stressful financial times in the farming business....More
Jan. 7, 2016
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How would $700 million dollars impact your farm? 11

The Powerball jackpot is going to be around $1.4 billion for the Jan. 13 drawing. ONE-POINT-FOUR BILLION DOLLARS. That's seriously life-changing. Even if you took the lump sum option, which will probably be around $900 million. Not a bad paycheck. How would winning something like that impact your farm? Would you buy more land? Hire people to run your farm? Or just pack up and leave it all behind? Have a little fun and take our latest poll! Feel free to comment with more options of spending your millions....More

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