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Improve working capital By: 02/05/2013 @ 9:04am

To say that 2012 was challenging for hog producers is an understatement. As president-elect of the Illinois Pork Producers Council, Todd Dail knows that well. “If…

Credit For Start-Up Farmers By: 04/04/2014 @ 2:13pm

We all know that many farmers don’t retire. One reason some give is that young people aren’t attracted to the hard…

Bearish Signals = Prepare for Shrinking Margins By: 03/24/2014 @ 12:58pm

As we close out a discontented winter of Midwestern cold, California drought, and gloomy USDA forecasts, those of us…

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Crop Revenue: Thriving on Less By: 03/19/2014 @ 4:54pm

As the markets have been telling us for months, returns to corn and soybeans will be sharply lower for 2013 and 2014 crops. University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey gave his latest projections of…

Year-end depreciation strategies By: 12/17/2013 @ 12:54pm

You have at least four options for setting up depreciation claims before December 31, 2013. Next year, depending on politics influencing the continuation of bonus depreciation and Section 179 accelerated…

Choose the Right Farm Management Tools By: 12/05/2013 @ 11:00pm

Is your business ready for 2014? As you put together your balance sheet, expenses and projections, take time to review the numbers and what they mean for your operation and your lender.  Agricultural…

Top tools for first-rate market plans By: 11/06/2013 @ 10:33am

No one expected the record-breaking streak of corn and soybean prices to last forever. You know better than that. But 2014 is shaping up to be a time to hit the pause button, put current economic conditions…

Q&A: CME Group ag manager Tim Andriesen By: 11/06/2013 @ 10:09am

Q: What is your role?A: I’m responsible for the business part of the CME. In the clearinghouse, risk is managed between the counterparties and trades. And the front-end of that is the actual trading. Within…

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