Jun 24, 2014
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Soybeans continue to support the grain market 1

It seems the soybean market has to deliver a spectacular performance each and every day or in general, the entire ag sector seems a bit disappointed. This bullish demeanor, or tilt to the market, in my opinion, has caused some traders to take several ill-advised shots on goal the past few months....More
Jun. 20, 2014
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Are land values stable? 11

A recent report from Farmers National Company says that land values are stable, and due to increased farm income, didn't see the expected downturn. We'd like to know how land values in your area are holding out for good farmland. Are they holding steady? Did they go down? Did they increase? Take the poll and let us know....More
Jun 18, 2014
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Soybeans could have one last rally 1

From a "spread" perspective, I continue to hear talk form many traders who suspect the old-crop/new-crop spread (now at it's lowest level since mid-Feb) will continue to deteriorate – at least through the June 30th report. From there it's believed we could see a late inning rally and perhaps one last hurrah!...More
Jun 17, 2014
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Crucial farm transition management conversations: In-laws joining farm operation 1

How can a son-in-law or daughter-in-law bring up the conversation about joining the farm operation or possible ownership? Often the younger generation family members are intimidated particularly if they have provided labor for the business for quite a while. What will frequently occur is that time will slip by and months become years without these important questions being asked and answered, which often ends up being disastrous to all generations involved....More
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