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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.

Apr 26, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Spring 2024 Outlook

Watch as we unpack the latest data and considerations for the 2024 growing season.

Apr 22, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Efficiencies on Farm, Ranch Key in Higher Rate Environment

Economic data increasingly points to interest rates staying higher longer. Financial efficiency will be critical in the year ahead, and we step you through three ratios that will help you focus on the right areas of your farm or ranch.

Mar 29, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

The Macro Economy in 2024

Watch as we review key economic indicators and unpack long-term rates that could continue higher.

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.

Feb 23, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Cycles in Agriculture

Watch as we review the production ag business cycle, conditions in 2024 and the implications for your operation.

Feb 21, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Why Every Producer Needs to Take a Fresh Look at ARC and PLC in 2024

Discover which economic and crop insurance changes need to be factored into 2024 risk management plans ahead of March 15.

Jan 26, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

The Latest on Farmland Values

Watch as we dig into recent and historical farmland values and what they mean for producers in 2024.

Jan 22, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Up, Sales Down in 2023

Our latest benchmark farmland values report is out, and 2023 was another strong year for the agricultural real estate market.

Jan 19, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rate Forecast: What Farmers Can Expect In 2024

Read more what interest rate forecasts and macro-economic indicators mean for producers and their 2024 planning.

Jan 12, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

January WASDE Delivers Surprises

The January WASDE held surprises, running counter to pre-report expectations and moving markets. Our economist, Matt Erickson, provides perspective on the latest yield numbers and their impact on global markets.

Dec 15, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Financial Metrics to Monitor in 2024

With the end of the year in mind, watch as we discuss three financial metrics that are especially relevant headed into 2024.

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