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May 14, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

The May 2024 WASDE provided the first projections of supply and demand for the new marketing year. If projections pan out, producers are looking at strong production for the 2024/25 marketing year, increased supply and lower prices for corn and soybeans.

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May 14, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

May WASDE Projects Price Pressure

The May 2024 WASDE provided the first projections of supply and demand for the new marketing year. If projections pan out, producers are looking at strong production for the 2024/25 marketing year, increased supply and lower prices for corn and soybeans.

Mar 1, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Has Predicted Downturn for Corn and Soybeans Begun?

Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at economic factors shaping both the broader and agricultural economies and lessons from past downturns that producers can apply to their decision-making.

May 19, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Record U.S. Crops, Lower Prices: What USDA Forecast Means for Ag

Read more about global supply and demand and U.S. commodity prices for new crop in marketing year 2023/24.

Mar 7, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Outlooks for Commodities: Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at how supply and demand is shaping grain and protein markets.

May 9, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

One Certainty in Today’s Market – Uncertainty

Read five actions you can take today to prepare for lower prices in a high cost environment.

Apr 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

2022 Planting Intentions: More Market Surprises

Matt Erickson, our economist, provides perspective on what USDA’s just released March Planting Prospective Plantings Report means for supplies, markets and more.

Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Planning for 2020: Small Changes in Costs Expected

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

Jul 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Bolster Income in a Challenging Year

“It is risky to make any plans based on government programs.” – Brent Gloy, aei economist.

Jan 10, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Grain in the bin is not a plan

Three factors to consider in marketing that grain that is sitting in a bin.

Nov 14, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Quality Issues Raise Crop Insurance Questions

Your Frontier Farm Credit insurance team explains some of the common scenarios and is ready to guide you through the claims process when quality is an issue.

Sep 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Busheling through 2018: The Difference Yield and Federal MFP Payments Make on Farm Income

What do these scenarios tell us about the potential for profitability?

Apr 10, 2018 |

Higher Yields Can Offset Lower Prices in ARC Calculations

See how the payments in your county will compare with the initial payments in 2014, using KSU’s interactive map.

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