Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 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 Ag land values trending lower http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-land-values-trending-lower <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Many agricultural experts and economists have been warning for the past couple of years that we could be headed for a significant correction in farm land values in the Midwest. Based on recent data, there appears to be evidence that a reduction in average land values may be occurring in some regions of the U.S., including the Upper Midwest. </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/ag-land-values-trending-lower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-land-values-trending-lower#comments Issues Prices Focus on Ag Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:27:00 +0000 99841 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Perspective on the lending industry http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/perspective-lending-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Today’s producers face squeezed margins and immense industry change; some voluntary and some not. The lender sitting on the other side of the desk has a very similar view. </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/perspective-lending-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/perspective-lending-industry#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:38:00 +0000 99831 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com DuPont Ag Academy Selects 48 Outstanding Teachers http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/dupont-ag-academy-selects-48-outstanding-teachers <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>WILMINGTON, Del., July 16, 2015 &ndash; Through the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA), DuPont has invited 48 of the nation&rsquo;s finest agricultural science teachers to the company&rsquo;s Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md. Invited teachers learn new teaching techniques in order to elevate their students&rsquo; agriscience educational experience in classrooms.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/dupont-ag-academy-selects-48-outstanding-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 99611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm management strategies for tough economic times http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-management-strategies-tough-economic-times <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Economic health and viability are at the forefront for many involved in today’s agriculture industry. While some may prefer to just eat ice cream and hope for improved opportunities, proactive management strategies will be required 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/farm-management-strategies-tough-economic-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-management-strategies-tough-economic-times#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:16:00 +0000 99411 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ag lender transition http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-lender-transition <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Agriculture is in a time of transition that will affect assets, operations and people. The ag lending industry, however, is also in a time of significant transition. Similar to agriculture, the careful management of this transition will be critical; especially, as some segments of agriculture enter turbulent economic times. </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-lender-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-lender-transition#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:11:00 +0000 99221 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 10, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-10-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 ag stories this week remind growers to check grain bins when the weather is wet, warm and humid, and to scout for white grubs in corn fields. Learn about China's soil moisture depletion, and the cause. See the decline in land values, and finally, enjoy a graphic showing just what it takes to be a farmer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-10-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-10-2015#comments Corn Issues Bins Soil Insects Sat, 11 Jul 2015 01:32:00 +0000 99191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA announces new crop insurance option http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-announces-new-crop-insurance-option <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA RMA </div> <div class="field-deck"> Risk-management program provides coverage for operating margins. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the availability of a new crop insurance coverage option that provides producers with coverage against an unexpected decrease in their operating margin. Starting in the 2016 crop year, the new margin protection plan will be available in addition to underlying crop insurance policies in select counties starting for corn, rice, soybeans, and spring wheat.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-announces-new-crop-insurance-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-announces-new-crop-insurance-option#comments Issues Crop Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:23:00 +0000 99131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/ThinkStock State of the U.S. ag economy: Energy, row crops, consumer sentiment http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/state-us-ag-economy-energy-row-crops-consumer-sentiment <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Overall, the United States economy at halftime will grade out strong for the coasts and in the southern part of the country. Weather will of course, continue to play a large role in our overall economic state. In any scenario, however, a sense of caution is prudent in the flyover states.</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/state-us-ag-economy-energy-row-crops-consumer-sentiment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/state-us-ag-economy-energy-row-crops-consumer-sentiment#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:17:00 +0000 99111 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Surviving an economic downturn in the agriculture industry http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/surviving-economic-downturn-agriculture-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>While difficult, decisions of restraint during the super cycle of profits put producers at an advantage going into this economic downturn. Many of them forward priced with a guaranteed profit instead of waiting for possible higher profits. This looks like a smart strategy from today’s perspective.</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/surviving-economic-downturn-agriculture-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/surviving-economic-downturn-agriculture-industry#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:09:00 +0000 99031 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com