Jul 25, 2014

Ideas you can use to reduce risk 2

As a farmer, how do you reduce risk? Ideas to accomplish that include: planting offensive and defensive hybrids and planning for multiple alternate future scenarios. Take some time to think about how you might react to reduced rail transportation, expanded GMO bans, an increase in the grain supply outside of the U.S....More
Jul. 25, 2014

Will pest pressure and commodity prices affect treatment choices?

Are you fighting any insects or disease? And given lower commodity prices, will you invest in any treatments? Take our latest poll and let us know if levels are a concern and if you'll treat them. Leave comments with pests you're seeing and what treatment options you're considering, along with your location....More
Jul 22, 2014

Can soybean demand keep grain prices afloat? 1

I suspect with Chinese demand staying strong, some definite uncertainties remaining in Argentina and the entire month of August still ahead of our U.S. crop, the trade may take a bit slower approach to reducing price-risk. Producers should continue to keep hedges in place. Any rally back towards the $11.00 to $11.30 range must be viewed as an opportunity to reduce longer-term risk....More
Jul 22, 2014

Candidate forums highlight Farmfest 1

Farmfest 2014 will feature an exciting line-up of feature forums, including candidate forums for Minnesota governor, U.S. Senate and congressional candidates from Minnesota’s first, second, sixth and seventh districts. The forums will be held August 5, 6, and 7, in the Wicks Forum Building, near the center of the show site, which is located at the Gilfillan Estate, 7 miles southeast of Redwood Falls, Minnesota....More
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