Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 10 perspectives on ag business from a college student http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/10-perspectives-ag-business-college-student <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I gave a recent conference attendee an assignment to complete during his nearly two hour drive home that evening. His assignment was to come up with 10 perspectives from my speech and give them to mom to turn in when she returned the next morning. And he did. From moderation in family living cost to knowing your bottom line, that young college student picked up my tips for success.</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/10-perspectives-ag-business-college-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/10-perspectives-ag-business-college-student#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Wed, 20 May 2015 00:20:00 +0000 97751 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Women farmers drive farm success http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success <div class="field-deck"> These women deliver vital skill sets and synergy that help drive farm success </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heather Oden says today’s female generation can benefit from being part of what has been a predominantly male industry. “Today’s production agriculture creates opportunities for women that we did not have before. Sometimes I stand out in a meeting because I am a female. That gives me a platform to educate other farmers about my role on the farm."</p><p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Tue, 19 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 97721 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm income, land values continue to slide in Midwest, Midsouth http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farm-income-land-values-continue-slide-midwest-midsouth <div class="field-byline"> Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Amid an ongoing worldwide slump in grain prices, Eighth District agricultural bankers reported a continued decline in farm income during the first quarter of 2015 compared with the previous year, according to latest Agricultural Finance Monitor. The average value of quality farmland also declined, with this trend expected to continue during the second quarter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farm-income-land-values-continue-slide-midwest-midsouth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farm-income-land-values-continue-slide-midwest-midsouth#comments Issues Management Thu, 14 May 2015 19:12:00 +0000 97651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Potential changes to actively engaged rules http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-changes-actively-engaged-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In late March, USDA announced some proposed revisions to the actively engaged rules that are designed to further clarify some of the definitions and rules surrounding the requirement for management in a farm operation. This could potentially restrict certain individuals that currently qualify for farm program payments from potentially having future farm program payment eligibility beginning with the 2016 crop year.</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/potential-changes-actively-engaged-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-changes-actively-engaged-rules#comments Issues Farm Bill Management Focus on Ag Wed, 13 May 2015 01:47:00 +0000 97381 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for working effectively with your ag lender, part 2 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/tips-working-effectively-your-ag-lender-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week we talked about cash flow, sensitivity analyses and liquidity and how those matter when working with your ag lender. This week, lets go over the importance of a business plan, communications and productive assets.</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-working-effectively-your-ag-lender-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/tips-working-effectively-your-ag-lender-part-2#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Wed, 13 May 2015 01:39:00 +0000 97371 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmer builds consumer confidence http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence <div class="field-deck"> Kentucky farmer conveys positive agriculture image to shape public perception on sustainability </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmer and ag ambassador Quint Pottinger explains the three legs of farming to consumers: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social sustainability (i.e., public support). “If we can’t convey a positive image of agriculture and the value it brings every family, then we run the risk of negative legislation that constricts our freedom to operate," he says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence#comments Corn Issues Soybeans GMO Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 12 May 2015 19:35:00 +0000 97351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t impose your opinions on consumers, but you can answer their questions and understand why they believe what they do,&rdquo; says Quint Pottinger, New Haven, Ky.</p> Photo: Leah Pottinger Factors driving land values: Commodity prices, input costs, margins, interest rates http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/factors-driving-land-values-commodity-prices-input-costs-margins-interest-rates <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Sterling Liddell, vice president, food and agribusiness research, Rabo AgriFinance, talks about what's driving land values. There are four important factors: commodity prices, input costs, margins and interest rates. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/factors-driving-land-values-commodity-prices-input-costs-margins-interest-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/factors-driving-land-values-commodity-prices-input-costs-margins-interest-rates#comments Issues Prices Fri, 08 May 2015 20:00:00 +0000 97301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips to work effectively with your ag lender, part 1 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/tips-work-effectively-your-ag-lender-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>During a recent panel, a participant asked CEOs from lending associations the following: Based on your experience, what are five points of wisdom that can increase our chances of working more effectively with our own lender and being successful? Here are their answers.</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-work-effectively-your-ag-lender-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/tips-work-effectively-your-ag-lender-part-1#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Road Warrior Tue, 05 May 2015 20:38:00 +0000 97241 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, May 1, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-1-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, see the value in pre-emergence herbicide control of Palmer Amaranth, and learn the value of nitrogen available in spring-applied manure. Read a letter to congress asking for a science-based food labeling standard and get a list of mobile apps to help you on the farm this spring. Finally, enjoy streaming the movie Farmland on Netflix!</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-1-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-1-2015#comments Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Issues Weeds Sat, 02 May 2015 00:53:00 +0000 97231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Your 40 chances http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/your-40-chances <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We will continue to strive, as an information provider, to present you with good examples that help you make the most of your 40 chances. As Howard wrote in his book, “You’ve learned from your mistakes, but I’d guess that none of you feel you can afford to take a single year left on your string for granted.” We wholeheartedly agree.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/think-different">Think Different</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/your-40-chances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/your-40-chances#comments Conservation Corn Issues Soybeans Management Think Different Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:47:00 +0000 97201 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com