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Nov 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

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.

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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.

Sep 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

What You Need to Know for 2023: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Now is a good time to start penciling in 2023 budgets. Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at costs, prices and market trends to jump-start your planning.

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Profits and Buyer Demand Drive Farmland Values

Farmland values continue to climb. We look at the farm real estate market in the first half of 2022.

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rates and Market Shifts: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Commodity markets have shifted in recent weeks. Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the factors shaping commodity prices, interest rates and more as we head into August.

Jul 22, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting Unstuck: Identifying and Navigating Common Decision Traps

Learn more about some common decision-making traps for farm managers and how to get unstuck.

Jul 2, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

The Challenges Ahead: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Insights and updates on some of the most important factors shaping the agricultural economy as we move into July.

Jun 24, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Financing the Next Generation

Learn more about economic and financial considerations when transitioning a farm.

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