Financial / Markets
Relations with Mexico- The Potential Effect on Corn Trade Relations and Our Farmers
26 May 2017
With formal trade talks still months away, Mexican and U.S. legislators are turning to what has been dubbed the “tortilla wars” as a batt...
Land Values Still On the Decline?
8 February 2017
When it comes to land values, 2016 finished the year with another slump. This is leaving many farmers to wonder what land values will be...
Hog Prices Plummet to a 10 Year Low
15 December 2016
10 years ago in the fall of 2006, agricultural commodity prices were heading upward in what’s known as a boom/moderation price cycle. As ...
Is Your Farm Lease on Paper?
6 December 2016
With the changing economy, many farmers today are turning towards farm leasing rather than buying the land. Gone are the old days when a ...
What is Your Farm Operation's Net Worth?
30 November 2016
It’s important to know where your operation’s net worth stands. By finding out the net worth, you’re getting a view of your financial st...
Rent or Own? Five Factors to Consider when Expanding Your Farming Operation
8 November 2016
If you’re looking to expand your acreage for increased profitability, one of the first things you’ll need to decide on is whether you wil...
Should Growers Wait before Selling 2017 Soybean Crops?
13 October 2016
“Don’t put the cart before the horse.” Soybean prices during the last five months have clocked in much higher than the first seven month...
Stop Negotiating Your Rents by the Acre
4 October 2016
Pick up any farming magazine right now, and you’ll probably find several articles discussing how land rents need to drop in response to l...
The Slump in Farmland Values for the Midwest
29 August 2016
What may be a buyer’s market is also looking like a seller’s shortfall for farmland in the Midwest. According to Farmers National Compan...
Is a Fungicide Application Cost Effective to your Operation?
11 August 2016
For some time, using aerial application of fungicide was the go-to method for many growers and producers. With the way that the times an...
Precision Ag: Modern Farmers Turn to Hackers to Maintain Ag Equipment
13 June 2017
Farmers are known for getting done what needs to be done. In today’s technological world, that can even mean becoming somewhat of a techn...
Farm Heritage Series: Steward Farms, Inc. "It started with a dream and a letter"
13 June 2017
Nothing was more fun for Josh Steward growing up than when he went to work with his dad on the farm and rode on the tractors and combines...
Field Report: Louisiana
5 June 2017