News Archives Quality Gin News Preparing for 2015 in Agriculture 12/3/2014 It is just as important at this time to consider the volatility in agriculture as it is to focus on recent declines in crop commodity prices. Do you know what you will do with your earnings if crop commodity prices rebound? Farm Succession Planning Demands We Step up Our Communication 12/3/2014 At a recent farm succession program held by Michigan State University Extension in Traverse City, participants discussed the importance of good communication during farm succession. Do Falling Gasoline Prices Threaten the Competitiveness of Ethanol? 11/19/2014 Wholesale (CBOB) gasoline prices in the U.S. have declined by about a dollar per gallon, or one-third, since June. The CBOB price last week was $2.11 per gallon, the lowest level since autumn 2010. Farmland Values Due for a Slight Decline 11/19/2014 With crop prices at multiyear lows and interest rates expected to inch up over the next few years, a Purdue University agricultural economist believes the decade-long increase in farmland values might soon be over. USDA to Launch New Farm Bill Program to Help Provide Relief to Farmers 10/27/2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. Pricing Issues in Agricultural Markets 10/23/2014 This article points out some of the unintended and often-subtle consequences that can occur with common marketing and pricing practices. Low Ag Commodity Prices, Potential Rising Rates Could Lead to Land Value Declines 10/17/2014 Recent declines in commodity prices combined with the potential for rising interest rates could trigger a decline in agricultural land prices in coming months. Some Gulf Coast and Central Texas Cotton Yields Two to Four Bales Per Acre 10/10/2014 While nearly all Gulf Coast and Central Texas cotton has been harvested, much of the Texas High Plains cotton is still two weeks away.