Financial / Markets
Is Your Farm Lease on Paper?
27 September 2017
With the changing economy, many farmers today are turning towards farm leasing rather than buying the land. Gone are the old days when a ...
Young Ag Lender Sees Challenges and Opportunities
17 August 2017
The average farmer in the U.S. is 58 years old, a number that’s slowly moved higher in recent years and that represents a major shift in ...
How To Increase Farm Income While Protecting Water
21 July 2017
Land and water stewardship are traditional farming values. To help farmers fulfill that idea, a new approach called Pay-for-Performance (...
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 ...
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...
Boron on the Farm
20 October 2017
More growers these days are turning to using boron for growth and development of their crops. Boron is an essential plant micronutrient ...
John Deere Introduces New HarvestLab™ 3000 with Constituent Sensing
16 October 2017
(October 4, 2017) Olathe, Kan. – To help beef and dairy producers more accurately and quickly measure certain nutrient values of the fora...
Field Report: Illinois
9 October 2017