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Farm Debt-to-asset Ratios Lowest in 20 Years -- ERS By: 04/15/2014 @ 2:27pm

Farm debt's increased a lot over the last 2 decades. Bad news, right? At the same time, general farm income's grown by even more, resulting in lower average…

Custom Farming Rates Holding Firm By: 04/02/2014 @ 9:24am

While grain prices have trended lower lately, the lag in corresponding cuts in the costs to raise those crops -- things…

Farmland Value Slide Continues By: 04/01/2014 @ 2:53pm

The farmland value slide is on.The latest data from the Iowa Chapter of Realtors Land Institute, an industry group…

Preview USDA's ag census data By: 04/14/2014 @ 3:44pm

Get a sneak peek of this year's USDA Census of Agriculture, with the full version out next month (courtesy USDA).

A bullish run: What's hot in this week's grain markets By: 04/11/2014 @ 10:34am

Some key USDA numbers were just one big driver of a bullish week in the grain markets. See what's been hot in the trade this week.

What to Know This Week: Weather, Markets Dominate By: 04/02/2014 @ 2:41pm

An inclement start to planting season in the Corn Belt and some market-moving USDA numbers top the list of what's important in ag this week.

No Shockers in Report, Says Good By: 03/31/2014 @ 4:46pm

USDA's grain stocks and planting intentions report Monday was tame compared to a year ago, but with corn stocks and potential acres both smaller than prereport guesses from the trade, ag economist Darrel…

Online Marketing Tool Tracks Returns By: 03/28/2014 @ 6:51pm

We all know that any of last year's grain still in bins, if it wasn't hedged or sold, has been losing value for much of the winter. Troubles in Ukraine sparked a spring rally in futures, but the…

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