Agriculture Online - Farm Business http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business Successful Farming articles on farm business, including commodity marketing, farm policy, advice on farm programs and crop insurance, taxes, accounting, and more. Plus, read innovative ideas from featured farmers who find new ways to do business in agriculture. en-us Copyright Successful Farming Saturday Apr 19 10:50:32 EDT 2014 Agriculture.com http://www.agriculture.com/images/ag-logo-150x30.gif http://www.agriculture.com 150 30 http://www.agriculture.com/rss 30 Grain Marketing: No Time for Panic . . . Yet http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/grain-marketing-no-time-f-pic-yet_121-sl35253 Flip through the pages of the mid-November special marketing issue of Successful Farming! Friday Nov 08 09:34:53 EST 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/grain-marketing-no-time-f-pic-yet_121-sl35253 The long view on food: Who wins? http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/long-view-on-food-who-wins_121-ar34722 Tuesday Oct 22 10:15:48 EDT 2013 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/long-view-on-food-who-wins_121-ar34722 Worrying weather & chatting costs http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/wrying-wear-chatting-costs_121-sl24454 Dry weather's effects on crops and where grain prices & input costs are headed are big in ag this week. Thursday May 31 14:27:32 EDT 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/wrying-wear-chatting-costs_121-sl24454 Grain, livestock markets rebalancing || Christmas on the farm http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/grain-livestock-markets-rebalcing_121-ar21556 The grain markets are mostly bearish right now. Not good for farmers, right? Wrong, says one economist. It's a sign of better balance for both crops & livestock, making for a more stable marketplace, one economist says. Do you agree? Wednesday Jan 11 15:41:19 EST 2012 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/grain-livestock-markets-rebalcing_121-ar21556 Ag Week Connections http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/ag-week-connections_121-sl15373 See how one farm group is connecting with food consumers. Tuesday Mar 15 12:35:24 EDT 2011 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/ag-week-connections_121-sl15373 Preparing A Marketing Plan http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/preparing-a-marketing-pl_121-ar12182 Shake up profits with a sound marketing plan. Tuesday Nov 09 13:02:31 EST 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/preparing-a-marketing-pl_121-ar12182 3 ways to improve grain marketing results http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/3-ways-to-improve-grain-marketing_121-ar9223 Wednesday Sep 08 16:59:27 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/3-ways-to-improve-grain-marketing_121-ar9223 Find the right tires for your trailer http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/find-right-tires-f-your-trailer_121-ar9213 Wednesday Sep 08 14:46:26 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/find-right-tires-f-your-trailer_121-ar9213 Ag Entrepreneur: A jump-start into farming http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/ag-entrepreneur-a-jumpstart-into_121-ar7553 Randy Stanfield began buying cows and renting land as a teenager. Wednesday Jul 28 00:00:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/ag-entrepreneur-a-jumpstart-into_121-ar7553 Alan Kluis: Major lows due in corn, soybeans this fall http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/al-kluis-maj-lows-due-in-cn-soybes-this_121-ar7551 Here are three signals to watch that the low is in. Wednesday Jul 28 00:00:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/al-kluis-maj-lows-due-in-cn-soybes-this_121-ar7551 Ag Entrepreneur http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur_121-ar6307 Tuesday Jul 06 18:19:27 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur_121-ar6307 Six steps for growing continuous corn http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Six-steps-for-growing-continuous-corn_121-ar2199 Tuesday Jul 06 17:25:40 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Six-steps-for-growing-continuous-corn_121-ar2199 Crop Watch Weekly archive http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Crop-Watch-Weekly-archive_121-ar271 Link to past Crop Watch Weekly articles from Agriculture Online Markets Editor Mike McGinnis. Tuesday Jul 06 16:52:53 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Crop-Watch-Weekly-archive_121-ar271 South America Crop Watch tour http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/South-America-Crop-Watch-tour_121-ar189 Crop consultant Laura Karlen is traveling throughout South America, reporting on crop conditions and other news. See a map of her travels and link to her reports and photo slideshows. Tuesday Jul 06 16:51:33 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/South-America-Crop-Watch-tour_121-ar189 Ag Entrepreneur: The right mix http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-The-right-mix_121-ar6403 Molly Shick-Manns never listed crop consultant as a career goal. She wasn't even on an agricultural track until her college business adviser steered her toward agriculture because of Shick-Manns' farm background. Thursday May 27 16:18:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-The-right-mix_121-ar6403 Your Profit: Create a successful marketing plan http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Your-Profit-Create-a-successful-marketing-plan_121-ar6383 How do you know how big your crop will be? What level of crop insurance should you buy? What will prices do? How much do you sell ahead? This is a critical time when you need to address all these questions. Thursday May 20 08:37:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Your-Profit-Create-a-successful-marketing-plan_121-ar6383 Ag Entrepreneur: A bent for business http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-A-bent-for-business_121-ar6286 Ben Alsum was just 10 years old when his enterprising nature surfaced. His parents, Scott and Lona, milked cows, and young Alsum soon learned that evening milking was a sure way to earn $10 a day. Tuesday Apr 06 12:09:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-A-bent-for-business_121-ar6286 It's hot! http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Its-hot_121-ar6281 Most farm equipment doesn't come with a title that can be transferred from owner to owner, which makes it easy for thieves to unload it on unsuspecting buyers. There are steps you can take to avoid ending up with hot machinery. Tuesday Apr 06 10:55:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Its-hot_121-ar6281 Is your farm vulnerable to theft? http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Is-your-farm-vulnerable-to-theft_121-ar6280 In his more than 20 years as a farmer, Jim Sanderson has worn many hats. But in August 2008, the hat he donned was that of a detective -- he had a thief to catch. His story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Sherlock Holmes novel. A crime had b Tuesday Apr 06 10:35:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Is-your-farm-vulnerable-to-theft_121-ar6280 Ag Entrepreneur: From tees to bees http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-From-tees-to-bees_121-ar6267 Where there's a will, there's a way. The Barnes family of Williamsport in south-central Ohio has found ways for 2,200 acres to support four families. Tuesday Mar 30 13:06:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-From-tees-to-bees_121-ar6267 Ag Entrepreneur: Enterprising ranchers http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-Enterprising-ranchers_121-ar6216 Ryan and Nikki Taylor gave up climbing the corporate ladder to raise three children and ranch full time near Towner, North Dakota. Tuesday Mar 16 14:56:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-Enterprising-ranchers_121-ar6216 Ag Entrepreneur: You can go home again http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-You-can-go-home-again_121-ar6213 Matt Danner, Carroll, Iowa, had what some considered a posh career -- a degree in ag systems technology and agronomy from Iowa State University and a job with John Deere that sent him around the world. But he gave it up to follow his real dream: working on Monday Mar 15 15:17:00 EDT 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Ag-Entrepreneur-You-can-go-home-again_121-ar6213 5 ways to network http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/5-ways-to-network_121-ar6140 What is social media? Basically, it's a set of Internet communications tools that enables you to produce content, rather than just consume it. The tools include anything that lets you have a voice in media, including blogs, forums, social networks, photo s Tuesday Feb 09 14:20:00 EST 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/5-ways-to-network_121-ar6140 Your Profit: Record crops, record demand http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Your-Profit-Record-crops-record-demand_121-ar6139 In the past, big crops have meant negative price swings. However, increased world demand changes that rule. Tuesday Feb 09 14:14:00 EST 2010 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Your-Profit-Record-crops-record-demand_121-ar6139 Global farm opinions http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Global-farm-opinions_121-ar6008 Friday Dec 18 09:48:00 EST 2009 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Global-farm-opinions_121-ar6008 Experts Offer Insight http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Experts-Offer-Insight_121-ar5980 Whether you want to learn more about crops, shops, technology, machinery, or improve your quality of life, you'll find it all and more at the AG CONNECT Expo this January 13-15, 2010, in Orlando, Florida. Friday Dec 11 09:40:00 EST 2009 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Experts-Offer-Insight_121-ar5980 Electronic marketing http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Electronic-marketing_121-ar5923 Joe Foresman compares it to buying airline tickets online. Tamara Kass likens it to online banking. Wednesday Nov 25 09:16:00 EST 2009 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Electronic-marketing_121-ar5923 Leaving the tunnel http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Leaving-the-tunnel_121-ar5922 New York's metro area seems an unlikely spot for one of American agriculture's key institutions. Here, the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation, with a staff of 40, issues bonds that finance the Farm Credit System's $163 billion loan portfolio -- Tuesday Nov 24 08:56:00 EST 2009 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Leaving-the-tunnel_121-ar5922 Special Marketing Issue 2009 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Special-Marketing-Issue-2009_121-ar5894 Thursday Nov 19 09:15:00 EST 2009 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Special-Marketing-Issue-2009_121-ar5894 Understanding chart analysis http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Understanding-chart-analysis_121-ar5893 Long-term patterns have been very reliable, while some of the shorter term patterns are worth watching but are not always as reliable. The seasonal price patterns have worked very well the last two years, as farmers who sold cash grain and put on new crop Thursday Nov 19 08:35:00 EST 2009 http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming/business/Understanding-chart-analysis_121-ar5893