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Find trends, outlooks and more on financing rural America from Frontier Farm Credit.

Jul 15, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmers with stored grain are in a delicate situation. Old crop corn and soybeans lose value in the bin not only because of decreasing futures but also because basis is wider compared to the past few years and higher cost of carry.

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Jul 28, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Building and Improving Your Bench of Trusted Advisors

Watch as we discuss the importance of peers and advisors that improve your thinking and discuss strategies for getting started.

Jul 21, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Challenges of Today Present Opportunities for Tomorrow

Advice to young and beginning producers on understanding risks – and which ones to take – in order to grow an operation.

Jul 18, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Continued Gains in Farmland Values in Eastern Kansas

The value of farmland in eastern Kansas increased 6.2% in the first half of 2023. Frontier Farm Credit reports a gain of 10.6% compared to July 2022.

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 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.

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