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Farm bill compromise proves elusive

9/24/2018

With the current farm bill near expiration, House and Senate conferees look for solutions.

Overcoming the cash flow crunch

9/24/2018

The cost-price squeeze for many farmers could mean tight crop profit margins and cash flow constraints.

Marketing insights - Sept. 26, 2018

9/24/2018

Marketing insights - Sept. 26, 2018

Corn Strategy - Sept. 26, 2018

9/24/2018

Corn Strategy - Sept. 26, 2018

Soybean Strategy - Sept. 26, 2018

9/24/2018

Soybean Strategy - Sept. 26, 2018

Evaluating China’s soybean strategy

9/24/2018

The negative repercussions on soybean prices from the Chinese trade battle might have finally peaked last week.

Cash Strategist Sales Recommendations - Sept. 26, 2018

9/24/2018

Cash Strategist Sales Recommendations - Sept. 26, 2018

2019 Crop Budgets Suggest Dismal Corn and Soybean Returns

9/21/2018

Due to lower soybean prices and higher costs, budgets suggest returns will be very low for corn and soybeans in 2019. Conserving cash, cutting investments, reducing costs, and renegotiating cash rents should be aggressively pursued. If prices do not increase, the budgets indicate it is unlikely that farmers will be able to generate profits on rented farmland in 2019.

Calculate crop costs, plan for 2019

9/21/2018

My son and I grow 2,400 acres of corn and soybeans. I’d like to get an accurate accounting of production costs for 2019 borrowing and planning purposes. What’s the best way to add up what we spent to produce the 2018 crop? Should we look at cost per bushel or per acre?

Grain Space Might Run Tight, Talk With Elevators Now

9/20/2018

Year after year of record harvests, combined with less export and ethanol demand could mean elevators won’t have as much space for grain as in previous years. Isolated areas could even turn grain away, leaving farmers with few options.

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