Jul 12, 2016
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Soybean Market volatility remains with new ending stock numbers

Expect extreme volatiliy in the bean market. Weather becomes a major factor. Many areas have witnessed soybean conditions increase 1 percent....More
Jul 11, 2016
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Keep a level head when assessing farm financials

In the emotionally charged era of the economic downturn, interesting exchanges occur between lender and borrower. At a recent agricultural bankers’ conference, one lender asked, “What do you say to a farmer that tells you, ‘It’s my net worth and if I want to lose $200,000 in equity it is mine, not yours.’” Well, in some cases, producers with high net worth may feel able to take the economic hit. However, there may be more to a comment like this that necessitates further examination. ...More
Jul 11, 2016
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Crop conditions are a mix across the United States

When it comes to crop production, most long-term farm operators are often heard saying that “no two years are the same”. That statement is certainly true in many portions of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa as it relates to the 2016 growing season, in comparison to the previous year....More
Jul 8, 2016
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Will U.S. Soybean production square up the global balance sheet?

Soybeans caught a slight bid Friday morning, but many insiders believe the market now looks poised to test major psychological and technical support in the $10-10.20 range vs. the NOV16 contract....More
Jul. 8, 2016
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How will you seed cover crops this year? 5

If you're planning to seed cover crops this year, now is the time to prep for that. We'd like to know if you will be planting cover crops this year, and if you are, how are you seeding them? Will you interseed? Will you drill after harvest? Take our latest poll and let us know! Also, feel free to leave a comment with your cover crop plan, along with your county/state....More

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