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Preparing for 2015 in Agriculture
Wednesday, December 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
Wednesday, December 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?
Wednesday, November 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
Wednesday, November 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
Monday, October 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
Thursday, October 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
Friday, October 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
Friday, October 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.