Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Vilsack addresses Commodity Classic crowd http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to farmers this week at Commodity Classic. He thanked them for their hard work, extended the deadline for base acre and yield changes, asked for their help in passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade promotion and addressed GMOs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Management Trade Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:07:00 +0000 96101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Kurt Lawton Farm working capital 101 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-working-capital-101 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>By definition, working capital is current assets, which can be turned to cash in one year or less, minus current liabilities due within one year. Working capital measures financial liquidity, which is the ability to sell assets without disrupting normal business operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-working-capital-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-working-capital-101#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:23:00 +0000 96061 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Time to finalize 2015 crop insurance decisions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-finalize-2015-crop-insurance-decisions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Profit margins for crop production this year are the tightest that they have been for several years, which makes 2015 crop insurance decisions extremely important. Many farm operators are looking for ways to reduce their crop operating expenses for 2015; however, cutting back on crop insurance coverage may not be a wise decision.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-finalize-2015-crop-insurance-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-finalize-2015-crop-insurance-decisions#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Focus on Ag Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 96051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Going to Commodity Classic? Download the mobile app! http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/going-commodity-classic-download-mobile-app <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Are you going to Commodity Classic this year? Have you downloaded the mobile app to your phone yet? Make sure you do so you can use some of the great features, including maps, the whole schedule, a to-do list and tweeting.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lets-get-digital">Let&#039;s Get Digital</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/going-commodity-classic-download-mobile-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/going-commodity-classic-download-mobile-app#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Electronics and digital equipment Let&#039;s Get Digital Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:39:00 +0000 95981 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ag borrowers who will struggle, part 2 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-borrowers-who-will-struggle-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There are certain characteristics of borrowers who will struggle at the end of the agricultural commodity super cycle. This includes farmers who won cash-rent lotteries during the upswing, as well as farmers who have high equity but marginal profits. Young ag professionals and rural America will also feel the pinch of the commodity downturn.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-borrowers-who-will-struggle-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-borrowers-who-will-struggle-part-2#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Road Warrior Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:31:00 +0000 95931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New crop insurance options for 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/new-crop-insurance-options-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Profit margins for crop production this year are the tightest that they have been for several years, which makes the 2015 crop insurance decisions even more critical. Producers have several crop insurance policy options to choose from, including yield protection (YP) policies and revenue protection (RP and RPE) policies, as well as several other group insurance policy options. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/new-crop-insurance-options-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/new-crop-insurance-options-2015#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Crop insurance Focus on Ag Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:17:00 +0000 95921 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Feb. 13, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-13-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for preventing and managing soybean diseases this year. Watch videos from University of Illinois about profitability in agriculture and keep an eye out for a USDA survey. Read how one farmer's success with strip-till has led to more agronomic benefits, and check out a Facebook page dedicated to the love of farming.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-13-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-13-2015#comments Issues Soybeans Tillage soybean production Sat, 14 Feb 2015 04:00:00 +0000 95901 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm program deadlines approaching http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-deadlines-approaching <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The deadline to finalize decisions on base acre reallocation and updating payment yields at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices is Feb 27. The deadline for producers to complete the farm program choice on each farm unit, and potentially on each eligible crop, is March 31. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-deadlines-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-deadlines-approaching#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:05:00 +0000 95791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ag borrowers who will struggle, part 1 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-borrowers-who-will-struggle-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In the coming years, there will be ag borrowers who will struggle. Three specific groups to watch are those businesses that utilized too much of their profits and working capital to purchase land, those who acquired machinery to reduce income taxes and those with high debt levels. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-borrowers-who-will-struggle-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-borrowers-who-will-struggle-part-1#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:49:00 +0000 95781 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Feb. 6, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-6-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn how farmers are becoming more compliant when planting a refuge for Bt corn, and make your farm bill choices in seven steps. Read new research that says climate change is impeding soybean yields, and see what's new for herbicides this year. Finally, enjoy a smile from some cows.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-6-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-6-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans soybean production Farm Bill Herbicides Seed Sat, 07 Feb 2015 01:17:00 +0000 95771 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com