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Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

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Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Planning for 2020: Small Changes in Costs Expected

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

Nov 15, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Start-Ups Vie for $20,000 at Ag Tech Innovation Competition in Nebraska

This year’s competing start-ups offer solutions in the areas of labor, traceability, irrigation management and more.

Nov 6, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Propane Disruption Hampers Already Challenging Harvest

The disruptions in propane supplies are compounding an already challenging growing season marked by late plantings and a delayed harvest.

Oct 28, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Get a Handle on Farm Machinery Investments

When you are planning to buy equipment, consider the economics and be sure you are making the purchase for the right reasons.

Oct 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Working Capital: The Original Risk Management Tool

Working capital is one of the most talked-about indicators of financial well-being in today’s agricultural industry.

Aug 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Decision Time: ARC vs PLC

“Given tight margins, it’s critical we all make good decisions and not leave dollars on the table.” Economist Brent Gloy.

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.

Jul 23, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Crop Progress and Condition Remain a Challenge

Grain Sorghum, on the other hand, is enjoying better ratings than recent past years.

Jul 16, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Painfully Slow Crop Progress

With planting finally ended, producers now face a waiting game, with crop progress well behind normal and weather not entirely cooperating.

Jul 9, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Still a Story of Moisture and Slow Crop Development

A summary of moisture and crop conditions across the grain belt.

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