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Feb 21, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Discover which economic and crop insurance changes need to be factored into 2024 risk management plans ahead of March 15.

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Feb 23, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Cycles in Agriculture

Watch as we review the production ag business cycle, conditions in 2024 and the implications for your operation.

Feb 21, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Why Every Producer Needs to Take a Fresh Look at ARC and PLC

Discover which economic and crop insurance changes need to be factored into 2024 risk management plans ahead of March 15.

Jan 26, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

The Latest on Farmland Values

Watch as we dig into recent and historical farmland values and what they mean for producers in 2024.

Jan 22, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Up, Sales Down in 2023

Our latest benchmark farmland values report is out, and 2023 was another strong year for the agricultural real estate market.

Jan 19, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rate Forecast: What Farmers Can Expect In 2024

Read more what interest rate forecasts and macro-economic indicators mean for producers and their 2024 planning.

Jan 12, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

January WASDE Delivers Surprises

The January WASDE held surprises, running counter to pre-report expectations and moving markets. Our economist, Matt Erickson, provides perspective on the latest yield numbers and their impact on global markets.

Dec 15, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Financial Metrics to Monitor in 2024

With the end of the year in mind, watch as we discuss three financial metrics that are especially relevant headed into 2024.

Nov 17, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting a Plan to Deploy Your Profits Strategically

Watch as we discuss how to utilize and deploy profits strategically.

Nov 17, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Prices Rebound to Near Highs

The real estate market for farmland rebounded in the third quarter of 2023 following several months of stabilizing prices.

Nov 10, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Better-Than-Expected Yields: November WASDE

Learn more about the numbers and what they could mean to 2024 planning.

Oct 20, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Scenario Planning

Watch as we discuss how to develop useful scenarios, consider how your strategies might change and build a better business strategy.

Sep 22, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Strategic Planning

Watch as we discuss how to shift your mindset into long-term strategic planning and the benefits of doing so.

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