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  • Feb 8, 2016

    7 considerations for choosing the best crop insurance in 2016 1

    March 15 is the deadline to purchase crop insurance for the 2016 crop year. Profit margins for crop production this year are the tightest they have been for several years, which makes the 2016 crop insurance decisions even more critical....More
  • Feb 2, 2016

    Adjusting to lower crop prices in 2016

    The projected cash corn price for the 2015 crop, which is now in storage, is expected to remain at fairly modest levels until next summer, and expected prices for the 2016 corn crop are in a similar range. These price projections suggest that farm operators may need to adjust grain marketing plans and risk management strategies for 2016 and beyond....More
  • Jan 25, 2016

    4 tips to help set farm business goals

    By Groundhog Day, one needs to have business family, and personal goals clearly written out for the year. These written goals should be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, rewarding and timely....More
  • Jan 22, 2016

    Is there any optimism in the soybean market?

    Soybean bulls continue to talk about fundamental weather uncertainties in many parts of Brazil and now a few areas inside Argentina. The much larger macro bears continue to point toward weaker currency in comparison to the U.S. dollar....More
  • Jan 12, 2016

    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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    Announcing FBN Procurement Services to Source Farm Inputs at Lower Prices

    Davenport, IA (January 7, 2016) – FBN Inputs today announces a farm inputs procurement service that provides significantly lower input prices to Farmers Business NetworkSM members, starting with ag chemicals....More
  • Dec 28, 2015

    Farming in 2016: Land values, farm program payments, cash flow, management strategies

    As we end 2015, many farmers are focusing on cash flow strategies for 2016, wondering what the future holds for land values, cash rental rates, and 2015 ARC-CO payment prospects, as well as being concerned how various ag policy issues may play out in a Presidential election year....More

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