Home > News > ag economy

Archive for the "ag economy" Tag

  1. Top Ag News
    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
  2. Top Ag News
    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
  3. Top Ag News
    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
  4. Top Ag News
    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
  5. Top Ag News
    February WASDE Provides Little New Input

    The February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, as is typical, provided little fanfare for grain and soybean markets. Perhaps […]

    February 12, 2020
  6. Top Ag News
    Strategies for Using ARC-IC

    Strategies for evaluating Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual level (ARC-IC) are discussed in this article given that 2019 farm yields are […]

    February 12, 2020
  7. Top Ag News
    Corn Consumption Showing Improvement

    Uncertainties regarding the potential trade deal and coronavirus outbreak remain as negative forces for commodity markets.  Corn prices came through the difficulty […]

    February 11, 2020
  8. Top Ag News
    Coronavirus Making China’s Food Prices Soar

    The coronavirus outbreak is driving up the cost of food – and almost everything else in China – adding to the pressure […]

    February 11, 2020
  9. Top Ag News
    China Reassures U.S. on Phase One Trade Purchase Goals

    Bloomberg writer Peggy Collins reported late last week that, “China’s leader Xi Jinping reassured U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call that Beijing […]

    February 10, 2020
  10. Top Ag News
    2020 Net Farm Income-Early Forecasts Higher

    The USDA released it’s first – and early- forecast of net farm income for 2020. Farm income is an important – but […]

    February 10, 2020