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Sep 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Learn the market signals to watch as we head into harvest and begin thinking about 2024.

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May 19, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Building a Farm Business Model

Watch as we discuss a simple framework for thinking about your farm’s business model and how to get started.

May 3, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rate Pause? Not Necessarily.

Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the current state of interest rates, diesel prices, grain stocks and more.

Apr 21, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Spring 2023 Outlook

Catch up on global stocks, U.S. planting intentions and the latest issues impacting the ag marketing outlook.

Apr 4, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Markets Upended – Again. Where Are Interest Rates Headed?

Our economist, Matt Erickson, dives into the possible paths ahead to help agricultural producers better prepare for the coming year.

Mar 27, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Earned Versus Unearned Equity Changes

Watch as we discuss earned equity – what it is, why it’s important, how to calculate it and how to grow it over time.

Mar 6, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Outlooks for Commodities: Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at how supply and demand is shaping grain and protein markets.

Feb 24, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

The Macro Economy and Key Considerations for 2023

Watch as we review current economic signals and their potential implication to your operation.

Jan 27, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

The Latest on Farmland Values

Discover the latest from our January report on benchmark farmland values and the forces shaping the market.

Jan 20, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Up, Pace of Increase Slows

Benchmark farmland values continued to tick up in the last half of 2022, supported by high commodity prices and demand from buyers with strong liquidity.

Jan 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Strategies for Protecting Working Capital

Four strategies to preserve working capital.

Dec 27, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Corn vs. Soybeans: Determining Profitability in 2023

This report examines current market signals for profitability in corn and soybean markets and breakeven levels for the two commodities at different fertilizer prices.

Dec 16, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Tips for Navigating Uncertainty in 2023

Discover strategies and tips that aid decision making in uncertain times.

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