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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…

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…

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…

Strategies to Help Keep Your Farm Afloat By: 11/09/2015 @ 5:05pm

When the price of corn was $8.28 and beans were sitting pretty at $17, producers gave lip service to calculating their break-even costs. “They didn’t have to pay as much attention,” says Linda…

Don't Let Saving on Seed Blind You From Risks By: 11/05/2015 @ 3:36pm

Norm Husa could be at the right place at the right time. The Barneston, Nebraska, farmer and seed grower has a product that’s in higher demand: certified non-GMO soybean seed.Husa Seed Farms, which he runs…

Battle Challenging Farm Economics: Here Are 10 Tips By: 08/19/2015 @ 2:49pm

Recognizing that the low commodity price environment could spark on-farm management decisions, lenders have compiled a list of tips for farmers to consider. Here is a Top-10 list provided this week by the…

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