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Nov 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

The best budgets are updated and adjusted according to markets. Here, our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the markets trends and costs shaping the 2023 production year.

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Nov 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Market Updates to Factor into 2023 Budget Plans

The best budgets are updated and adjusted according to markets. Here, our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the markets trends and costs shaping the 2023 production year.

Sep 14, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Digging into Carbon Markets

Learn more about the state of carbon markets and factors to consider before jumping in.

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Profits and Buyer Demand Drive Farmland Values

Farmland values are off their double-digit hikes of last year. Even so, the average value for ground is at an all-time high. We have a state-by-state breakdown of land values and sale prices for the first half of 2022.

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.

May 24, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Financial Best Practices in the Face of Avian Influenza

Producers and their lenders learned a great deal from the last major avian flu outbreak in 2015. Discover how to apply these lessons to the current outbreak.

May 13, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Corn and Soybean Outlook: May 2022

USDA has released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

May 12, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Risk Management Considerations Before Hail and Wind Damage

Learn more about hail and wind coverage as part of your risk management plan.

May 9, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

One Certainty in Today’s Market – Uncertainty

Read five actions you can take today to prepare for lower prices in a high cost environment.

Apr 8, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Side by Side Digital: Market Moving Weather

Learn more about how weather throughout winter and early spring will influence the 2022 growing season.

Apr 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

2022 Planting Intentions: More Market Surprises

Matt Erickson, our economist, provides perspective on what USDA’s just released March Planting Prospective Plantings Report means for supplies, markets and more.

Mar 11, 2022 | Country Living Homes

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

We have five tips to help you successfully finance a country home that fits both your lifestyle and your budget.

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