Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Aug. 28, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-28-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, check out some pros and cons to alternative grain storage and read research showing that yield forecast models are accurate. See the variations in farm program payments across high-production states and get tips for calibrating your yield monitor this fall. Finally, enjoy a cool website that features games for the classroom that center on agriculture and farming.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-28-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-28-2015#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Grain Handling Equipment Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:12:00 +0000 100321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA Weather recap: Rain soaks Midwest, Plains http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-recap-rain-soaks-midwest-plains <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Rain soaked much of the Upper Midwest, providing a generally favorable boost in soil moisture for corn and soybeans in areas where little rain had fallen during the first half of August. Scattered showers dotted the remainder of the Corn Belt, accompanied by a turn toward cooler weather. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-recap-rain-soaks-midwest-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-recap-rain-soaks-midwest-plains#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Weather Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:17:00 +0000 100301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for millennial generation farmers http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/tips-millennial-generation-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The millennial generation of producers will set new trends, use more advanced technology and take the agriculture industry into the future. Now is the time to mentor these young leaders and give them the tools they need to succeed professionally and individually. </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/tips-millennial-generation-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/tips-millennial-generation-farmers#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:31:00 +0000 100261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm program enrollment deadline is September 30 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators are facing one more important deadline for the ARC/PLC Farm Program for the 2014 and 2015 crop years. They need to enroll in the farm program for 2014 and 2015 at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office by Sept. 30, 2015, in order to be eligible for farm program payments for those two years. </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-enrollment-deadline-september-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:11:00 +0000 100251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Best risk-management tools for agriculture operations http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/best-risk-management-tools-agriculture-operations <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>good risk management should be a number of strategies implemented in various combinations to mitigate risk for specific business needs. Often, a business manager imagines one silver bullet that will magically address all needs in the operation. Unfortunately, there is no single tool that effective.</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/best-risk-management-tools-agriculture-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/best-risk-management-tools-agriculture-operations#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:12:00 +0000 100131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Know your farm operation costs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/know-your-farm-operation-costs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Knowing your cost of production is essential to operating a sustainable business. Therefore, the ability to determine your cost is extremely important. </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/know-your-farm-operation-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/know-your-farm-operation-costs#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:46:00 +0000 100031 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Reduce costs by $100 per acre http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/reduce-costs-100-acre <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Given farm revenues in 2016 budget projections, costs must be reduced to have positive returns. Cost cuts of $100 per acre will be used at the target. Cuts of $100 per acre would result in $19 per acre of net farmer income, levels that are relatively low and do not provide much margin. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/reduce-costs-100-acre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/reduce-costs-100-acre#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:51:00 +0000 99981 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: AlinaMD/iStock/ThinkStock Farmers' choice for farm programs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators in Minnesota, Iowa, and other Midwestern states overwhelmingly selected the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) farm program choice for corn and soybeans for the 2014-2018 crop years. </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/farmers-choice-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs#comments Issues Agriculture Focus on Ag Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:45:00 +0000 99961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Margins, cash rents and land values http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/margins-cash-rents-and-land-values <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In my travels conducting seminars, speeches and schools, margins, cash rents and land values appear to be major questions for people connected with the agriculture industry. In order to examine each of these topics in detail, I will use examples from the recent Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) course. </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/margins-cash-rents-and-land-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/margins-cash-rents-and-land-values#comments Issues Prices Road Warrior Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:40:00 +0000 99951 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com How to deal with lower farm incomes: Cutting costs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/how-deal-lower-farm-incomes-cutting-costs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Net farm incomes in 2015 are projected much lower than in recent years. These low net incomes will lead to cash shortfalls. These can be dealt with by using working capital or cutting costs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/how-deal-lower-farm-incomes-cutting-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/how-deal-lower-farm-incomes-cutting-costs#comments Issues Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:36:00 +0000 99871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com