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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 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.

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.

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.

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 6, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps to Take Today in Rising Rate Environment

The Federal Reserve’s stance on increasing interest rates has become more hawkish. Read the latest projections for rate increases and what you can do to prepare for the impact on your cash flow.

May 13, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Corn and Soybean Outlook: May 2022

USDA has released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

May 9, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

One Certainty in Today’s Market – Uncertainty

Read five actions you can take today to prepare for lower prices in a high cost environment.

Apr 8, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Side by Side Digital: Market Moving Weather

Learn more about how weather throughout winter and early spring will influence the 2022 growing season.

Apr 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

2022 Planting Intentions: More Market Surprises

Matt Erickson, our economist, provides perspective on what USDA’s just released March Planting Prospective Plantings Report means for supplies, markets and more.

Jan 21, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Optimism for U.S. Agriculture Boost Cropland Values in Eastern Kansas

Farmland values in eastern Kansas saw a double-digit increase at the end of 2021 compared to the previous year.

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection: Risk Management for Price and Cost Changes

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

Jun 25, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Return on Investment

Learn more about what ROI means, how it is calculated and how to integrate it into the decision-making process.

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