Issues en 4 Tips to get the most out of your crop insurance <div class="field-byline"> John Berry, Penn State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> If you suspect a loss, call your crop insurance agent before you do anything. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers need to be proactive when it comes to filing a claim with their crop insurance agent, Call the agent and make the claim as soon as you know there is a crop loss.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Crop Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:25:00 +0000 105511 at The achilles heel of larger operations <div class="node-body blog-body">Large operations are being targeted by lenders because they are the most vulnerable because they can quickly lose six figures of net worth and profits.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Accounting System Road Warrior Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:25:00 +0000 105461 at Two congressional candidate forums at IDEAg Farmfest <div class="node-body blog-body">IDEAg Farmfest to host ag water quality and farm financial strategies forums as well as two congressional forums.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Election Focus on Ag Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:23:00 +0000 105431 at Brexit impacts on the ag economy <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Welcome to the wild world of global economics and politics complete with advanced technologies and constant information! This environment will create havoc and mayhem; but more importantly, opportunities for those who plan, execute and monitor.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Marketing Management Road Warrior Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 104981 at Where are land values headed? <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Overall average values of crop ground and grasslands have slipped from the highs of several years ago, but are still historically strong, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch real estate company.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans Prices Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:58:00 +0000 104961 at Mid-year ag review: Profits, millennials, land values and ag lending <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As we look back over the year thus far, agriculture continues to face various challenges in many different areas. From regulations to input costs, and generational transition to strategic business plans, producers must continue to address the important issues, not just the urgent. What will happen in the remaining months of the 2016? Well, only time will tell but as the old adage says, “Hope for the best and plan for the worst.” </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:51:00 +0000 104901 at 2015 ARC-CO payment estimates decline <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farmers who had 2015 corn and soybean yields higher than benchmark, but were still scheduled to receive an ARC-CO payment, will likely see reduced amounts, compared to earlier estimates.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 104891 at Changes to farm working capital given higher corn, soybean prices <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn and soybean prices have increased in the past several months, leading to improved 2016 income prospects. Even given these price increases, working capital is still projected to be negative for rented farmland, leading to a continuing need to cut costs. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Marketing Soybeans Management Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:17:00 +0000 104831 at Do NOT cash in your retirement account <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>At a recent women’s conference on agriculture, I received several questions about cashing out retirement accounts. One woman's husband suggested cashing it in in order to purchase additional land that would generate higher returns than an investment account. In short, my answer was, “No! No! No!” </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:12:00 +0000 104801 at Are U.S. farmers supported by government programs? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Recently, I traveled outside the borders of the United States and a major question posed by farmers and bureaucrats was whether American farmers are still dependent on government support programs. In order to answer this question, we need to look at the numbers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:41:00 +0000 104681 at