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Ag Financial Outlook from Midwest Bankers By: 11/20/2015 @ 1:14pm

Despite dropping commodity prices and input levels remaining constant, economists keep saying that this is not a repeat of the 1980s farm crisis. Curt Covington, the…

Increasing Debt Burden on Farmers By: 11/23/2015 @ 5:19pm

Farm bankers are putting more and more operating loans on their books, as operators cope with two years of lower income…

Potential for Farm Sector Improvement After Income Plunge By: 02/05/2016 @ 2:55pm

With the third year in a row of weak commodity prices on the horizon, “It’s easy to be pessimistic,” says Pat…

Bushel-ize Your Budget By: 12/21/2015 @ 1:12pm

Look at how many bushels of corn it takes to buy items for your farm.

7 Practices High-Profit Operators are Using to Succeed By: 12/17/2015 @ 12:36pm

Tracking profitability of farmers and ranchers has been Steve Metzger’s work for more than 30 years. As a farm business management (FBM) instructor based at the Carrington (North Dakota) Research Extension…

Raising Interest Rates: Heartaches by the Number By: 11/25/2015 @ 10:20am

Will interest rates be raised? If so, when? That’s been a nagging issue on the minds of farmers and lenders for months.“The question on the table is, when will the Fed raise rates?” says Esther George…

9 Tips for Securing Your Financial Footing in 2016 By: 11/23/2015 @ 11:22am

By Brent Gloy and David Widmar As the 2015 season comes to a close and attention shifts to 2016, the prospects of real improvements in commodity prices or input prices for 2016 have begun to fade. The…

Rebuild Your Balance Sheet to Remain Credit-Worthy By: 11/11/2015 @ 12:32pm

Managing razor-thin margins and maintaining positive cash flow are two critical tactical maneuvers confronting producers as the 2015 growing season draws to a close. Heady grain prices between 2006 and 2013…

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