Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en The achilles heel of larger operations http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/achilles-heel-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/achilles-heel-larger-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/achilles-heel-larger-operations#comments Issues Accounting System Road Warrior Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:25:00 +0000 105461 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Two congressional candidate forums at IDEAg Farmfest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/two-congressional-candidate-forums-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/two-congressional-candidate-forums-ideag-farmfest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/two-congressional-candidate-forums-ideag-farmfest#comments Issues Election Focus on Ag Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:23:00 +0000 105431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Brexit impacts on the ag economy http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/brexit-impacts-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/brexit-impacts-ag-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/brexit-impacts-ag-economy#comments Issues Marketing Management Road Warrior Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 104981 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Where are land values headed? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/where-are-land-values-headed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/where-are-land-values-headed#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Prices Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:58:00 +0000 104961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Mid-year ag review: Profits, millennials, land values and ag lending http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/mid-year-ag-review-profits-millennials-land-values-and-ag-lending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/mid-year-ag-review-profits-millennials-land-values-and-ag-lending#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:51:00 +0000 104901 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2015 ARC-CO payment estimates decline http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payment-estimates-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payment-estimates-decline#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 104891 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Changes to farm working capital given higher corn, soybean prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/changes-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/changes-farm-working-capital-given-higher-corn-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/changes-farm-working-capital-given-higher-corn-soybean-prices#comments Corn Issues Marketing Soybeans Management Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:17:00 +0000 104831 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Do NOT cash in your retirement account http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/do-not-cash-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/do-not-cash-your-retirement-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/do-not-cash-your-retirement-account#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:12:00 +0000 104801 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Are U.S. farmers supported by government programs? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-us-farmers-supported-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-us-farmers-supported-government-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-us-farmers-supported-government-programs#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:41:00 +0000 104681 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers concerned about current ag economic conditions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmers-concerned-about-current-ag-economic-conditions <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>At a value of 97, the May Producer Sentiment Index was nine points lower than in April, bringing it back in line with January (98) and February (96). The index is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers. Survey responses showed that the shift came from producer feelings about current conditions rather than future expectations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmers-concerned-about-current-ag-economic-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmers-concerned-about-current-ag-economic-conditions#comments Issues Management Wed, 08 Jun 2016 20:12:00 +0000 104621 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The May Producer Sentiment Index was nine points lower than in April, bringing it back in line with January and February numbers. (Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer/David Widmar)</p>