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Big in ag: Policy, Mother Nature reign

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    The elections have finally come and gone, and now the ag sector faces a marketplace and policy arena shaped by how the votes were cast Tuesday. It's just one storyline this week in agriculture.

  • 03

    One hot topic this week, especially after election day, is how federal budget sequestration talks in Washington, D.C., will affect grain marketing decisions heading into next year. What do you think?

  • 06

    With many expectations for Friday's report to show a larger-than-expected soybean crop, will it send soybean prices surging? There's been a largely 'sideways' pattern lately. Can prices break out?

  • 08

    Back in the States, this year's drought has slashed crop output and, for most farmers, crop insurance has made up the difference. While claims are being delayed because of high volume, there are ways to avoid too long a wait.

  • 09

    With all of the issues stacking up against the crops around the world this year, is it a good time to resurrect the idea of a grain reserve? That's a very hot topic in Marketing Talk this week. What do you think?

  • 10

    There was more new information released this week that shows the farmland market's going to continue to strengthen in the next year. And, one expert says that makes a good case for utilizing flexible cash rental agreements when striking a land rent deal. See this and all the latest land features.

Big elections & major moisture extremes highlight this week's big stories in ag.

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