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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.

Jan 4, 2018 |

Will Storing Soybeans Pay?

Steve Johnson, host of our annual GrowingOn® meetings, offers insights into merchandising unpriced corn and soybeans.

Dec 19, 2017 |

What’s Your Storage Strategy?

Three factors to consider as you review your marketing strategy for your 2017 grain.

Jun 5, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Corn Crop Condition Improved; Soybean Progress Behind: Crop Progress Report

The weather forecast holds good news for these states, though.

May 31, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Breaking Down Your True Breakeven

Relationship Manager Chris Nohr on the costs that go into a true breakeven.

Nov 10, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Credit Live From Trade Talk

But you don’t have wait for a favorite broadcast to hear some of the insights and expertise we’re sharing.

Nov 9, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Third Quarter Commodity Review

The impact of tight margins, avian flu, lower cattle prices and more.

Aug 4, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

A Look at Economic Conditions Shaping Commodity Prices

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for producers.

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