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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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Jul 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

A Bearish WASDE: What the July Report Means for Markets, Producers

While USDA was expected to lower its yield estimate for 2023 corn, the move is still significant. Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the July WASDE means for markets and producers.

Jun 23, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Financing the Next Generation: Transitioning Assets

Watch as we unpack the two main drivers of a farm business – operations and assets – and discuss asset transition strategies.

Jun 8, 2023 | Crop Insurance

A Different Way To Manage Livestock Risk

Discover how livestock producers can manage risk with insurance options like Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) and Livestock Gross Margin (LGM).

Jun 6, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rate Update: To Raise or Not To Raise?

Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the state of the economy and how it could shape the Fed’s action on interest rates in coming months.

May 30, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

U.S. Corn Market: Any Upside?

Our economist, Matt Erickson, dives into the latest corn market data and weather forecasts to help you plan for your 2023/24 marketing year.

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.

May 19, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Building a Farm Business Model

Watch as we discuss a simple framework for thinking about your farm’s business model and how to get started.

May 3, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rate Pause? Not Necessarily.

Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the current state of interest rates, diesel prices, grain stocks and more.

Apr 21, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Spring 2023 Outlook

Catch up on global stocks, U.S. planting intentions and the latest issues impacting the ag marketing outlook.

Apr 4, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Markets Upended – Again. Where Are Interest Rates Headed?

Our economist, Matt Erickson, dives into the possible paths ahead to help agricultural producers better prepare for the coming year.

Mar 27, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Earned Versus Unearned Equity Changes

Watch as we discuss earned equity – what it is, why it’s important, how to calculate it and how to grow it over time.

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.

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