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Jul 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Insights and updates on some of the most important factors shaping the agricultural economy as we move into July.

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Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rates and Market Shifts: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Commodity markets have shifted in recent weeks. Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the factors shaping commodity prices, interest rates and more as we head into August.

Jul 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

The Challenges Ahead: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Insights and updates on some of the most important factors shaping the agricultural economy as we move into July.

Jun 6, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps to Take Today in Rising Rate Environment

The Federal Reserve’s stance on increasing interest rates has become more hawkish. Read the latest projections for rate increases and what you can do to prepare for the impact on your cash flow.

Sep 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Inflation and Interest Rates

Learn more about the latest data and what might be ahead.

Jun 11, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Driving Down Costs to Remain Competitive: Part 1

In this two-part series, we look at topics such as efficiency gains, debt structure, living costs and more.

Dec 11, 2014 | Crop Insurance

Tools to Managing Commodity Price Volatility

With interest rates still near historical all-time lows, agriculture producers have a prime opportunity to structure debt and focus on working capital to withstand commodity price volatility.

Jun 25, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps for Minimizing Operational Risks of Rising Interest Rates

Even though nobody can predict when interest rates will rise, a hike is inevitable. Producers can take steps now to better manage the risks that come with rising interest rates.

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