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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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Feb 24, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

The Macro Economy and Key Considerations for 2023

Watch as we review current economic signals and their potential implication to your operation.

Jan 27, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

The Latest on Farmland Values

Discover the latest from our January report on benchmark farmland values and the forces shaping the market.

Jan 20, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Up, Pace of Increase Slows

Benchmark farmland values continued to tick up in the last half of 2022, supported by high commodity prices and demand from buyers with strong liquidity.

Jan 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Strategies for Protecting Working Capital

Four strategies to preserve working capital.

Dec 27, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Corn vs. Soybeans: Determining Profitability in 2023

This report examines current market signals for profitability in corn and soybean markets and breakeven levels for the two commodities at different fertilizer prices.

Dec 16, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Tips for Navigating Uncertainty in 2023

Discover strategies and tips that aid decision making in times like today.

Nov 21, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

The 5 Cs of Lending

Learn how lenders, investors and others use the 5 Cs.

Nov 4, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Land Auctions: How to Prepare and What to Expect

Learn more about best practices for preparation, bidding, and closing on a land purchase.

Nov 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Market Updates to Factor into 2023 Budget Plans

The best budgets are updated and adjusted according to markets. Here, our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the markets trends and costs shaping the 2023 production year.

Oct 21, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Starting a Business Meeting Habit

Learn more about strategies, tips and best practices for successful, habit-forming business meetings.

Sep 23, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

What's the Deal with Cost Per Bushel?

Learn more about various ways to measure costs, the insights each delivers and how they can be used or misused in the decision-making process.

Sep 14, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Digging into Carbon Markets

Learn more about the state of carbon markets and factors to consider before jumping in.

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