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Jul 29, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Our latest benchmark farmland study on values in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

Jul 29, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Remain Stable, Despite Downward Pressure

Our latest benchmark farmland study on values in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Jul 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Bolster Income in a Challenging Year

“It is risky to make any plans based on government programs.” – Brent Gloy, aei economist.

Jul 25, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Help This Year

MFP payments will range from $15/ to $150/acre, with the highest payments expected in the Delta and cotton areas of other states.

Jun 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Make Adjustments Now to Optimize 2019 Profitability

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar outline the steps producers should take to identify the right adjustments for 2019.

May 30, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Understanding Luck vs. Good-Decision Making to Become a Better Farm Manager

“Good decisions can have bad outcomes,” says ag economist David Widmar, “and bad decisions can have good outcomes.”

May 21, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Business-First Operations Honor Families, Build Legacies

Jolene Brown, an Iowa farmer and professional speaker, takes families through the steps to building a legacy and a stronger family with a business-first operation.

LEARNING CENTER

The Business of Agriculture

Five Tips for Calculating Your Breakeven Point

Routine financial management is essential to the long-term sustainability of every farm, but making marketing decisions unique to your operation isn’t always so simple.

The Business of Agriculture

Pencil out Equipment Costs

Before making an equipment decision, ask if it will improve your productivity and/or profitability.

The Business of Agriculture

How to Better Market What You Produce

With so much volatility in commodity prices, there is no better time than now to use proven marketing strategies.

The Business of Agriculture

Create a Network of Key Advisors and Partners

Experienced farmers know the value of good advisors and partners can be measured in a producer’s bottom line.

The Business of Agriculture

Adding Value to Your Operation and Your Skills

Many young farmers and ranchers have more time and energy than money when starting their operations.

The Business of Agriculture

Forward Thinking, ‘No Surprises’ Are Keys to Lender Relationships

Maintaining good communication with lenders has become increasingly important as operating margins have tightened.

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