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Nov 14, 2016 |

Winter Wheat Off to a Positive Start

It’s the hope of basis improvement that has many farmers storing both corn and beans this year.

Nov 10, 2016 |

Farm Credit Live from Trade Talk

But you don’t have wait for a favorite broadcast to hear some of the insights and expertise we’re sharing.

Oct 27, 2016 |

Pork Packing Renaissance?

“For sure, the next two or three years will be the most interesting for pork producers in quite some time.” Jeff Wiepen, Frontier Farm Credit

Oct 13, 2016 |

Preparing Your Game Plan for Cash Rent Negotiations

Dr. David Kohl also advises not losing sight of something more enduring than the current down cycle – successful working relationships between landlord and tenant.

Aug 3, 2016 |

Supporting Young and Beginning Producers with Education

We are proud to be part of a Farm Credit System that is committed to growing the next generation of producers.

Jul 18, 2016 |

Farmland Values Continue Steady, Gradual Decline

Unlike last year, when a strong livestock market led to increased demand for pastureland, values on both pasture and cropland are generally down in 2016.

Jun 27, 2016 |

Corn Crop Off to a Good Start: Future Uncertain

Producers should brace for a hotter and drier than normal summer, with La Niña ramping up as early as July. This and more from one Bloomberg ag analyst.

May 31, 2016 |

Cattle Transition Part Two: Cow/Calf Caution

As the industry adjusts to lower cattle prices, it is more important than ever to know your cost of production and make decisions that boost efficiency.

May 24, 2016 |

Transition Time for the Cattle Business: Part 1, Feedlots

Cattlemen are experiencing both long- and short-term effects of the transition to more beef production.

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