Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

🕔Jul 14, 2017Today’s update looks at recent spending and budgetary issues impacting agriculture and the Farm Bill.  The House Appropriations Committee this week passed the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for USDA.   […]

Texas Cotton: Don’t Get Creative with Herbicide Tankmixing

🕔May 11, 2016Large farms and erratic weather makes it difficult for producers to cover all their acres for nutrient and pest management. So, everyone is looking for ways to cut trips across […]

Farm Debt Mediation Calls Are Up – “Writing on the Wall” – DTN

🕔May 7, 2016State mediation services in  and Iowa are reporting a jump in farm caseloads but more on the scale of a “stream” rather than a “flood.” Michelle Soll with Nebraska’s Rural […]

Farm Budget: 6 Myths About High and Low-Profit Farmers – DTN

🕔Oct 29, 2015High yields across the upper Midwest in 2015 may have saved many producers from falling below breakeven — especially if they sold on price rallies. However, the doom and gloom […]

Farm Budget: Short-Term Financing Needs Still Rising

🕔Oct 28, 2015Reduced farm income continued to drive demand for short-term financing to cover operating costs. Both the number and volume of operating loans originated increased in the third quarter of 2015. […]

Farm Budget: Don’t Forget Rising Family Living Costs

🕔Oct 16, 2015In 2014, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,350 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) averaged $81,711–or $6,809 a month for each family (Figure […]

Farm Management: 5 Practices to Avoid the Worst Financial Stress – DTN

🕔Aug 21, 2015First, DTN’s Marcia Taylor and Elizabeth Williams have written a couple of great articles recently on DTN and in The Progressive Farmer. Marcia’s was direct advice on how progressive operators […]

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