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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 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 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.

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.

Nov 17, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting a Plan To Deploy Your Profits Strategically

Watch as we discuss how to utilize and deploy profits strategically.

Nov 17, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Prices Rebound to Near Highs

The real estate market for farmland rebounded in the third quarter of 2023 following several months of stabilizing prices.

Nov 10, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Better-Than-Expected Yields: November WASDE

Learn more about the numbers and what they could mean to 2024 planning.

Oct 20, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Scenario Planning

Watch as we discuss how to develop useful scenarios, consider how your strategies might change and build a better business strategy.

Sep 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

All Eyes on Corn and Soybean Yields

Learn the market signals to watch as we head into harvest and begin thinking about 2024.

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