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    Traditional Time for Pre-Harvest Hedging Starts Now

    Iowa State University’s crop production budgets suggest 199 bushels per acre corn could be grown after soybeans in 2020 for around $3.23 […]

    February 14, 2020
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    Why Working Capital Matters to Lenders

    As production agriculture enters its sixth year of narrow profit margins, it is critical to be thinking about your working capital ratio […]

    February 14, 2020
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    Obligatory Annual Budget Detour

    It being February, the political focus turned momentarily back to matters of budget and deficit.  In late January, the Congressional Budget Office […]

    February 14, 2020
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    Keep Cotton Clean With Tillage, Cover Crops and Herbicides

    University cotton weed scientists offer options for starting clean and keeping fields weed-free. University cotton weed scientists suggest several options for starting […]

    February 14, 2020
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    The Search for SCN Resistance

    Peking Resistance Could Boost Farmers’ Bottom Line. Where is It? In most Midwestern states, soybean cyst nematode is resistant to varieties with […]

    February 14, 2020
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    Tips for Tackling Damaged Corn

    Grain-quality issues that plagued the 2019 growing season continue to haunt farmers in 2020. The evidence can been seen in recent social […]

    February 13, 2020
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    2020 Crop Insurance Decisions

    During the next few weeks, many farm operators will be finalizing their crop insurance decisions for the 2020 crop year. March 16 […]

    February 13, 2020
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    U.S. Pork Exports Set Value, Volume Records in 2019

    U.S. pork exports finished 2019 on a high note, setting new records for both value and volume, according to statistics released by […]

    February 13, 2020
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    An Alternative Look at the 2019-2020 Farm Program Decision

    This article analyzes if the history of 2014 farm bill payments can inform 2018 farm bill decisions between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage […]

    February 13, 2020
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    Is There a Profitable Future for U.S. Rice Prices?

    In looking ahead to future rice prices, there are six questions I try to answer. 1. Will President Trump reshape global rice […]

    February 13, 2020