Ethanol Plants – Tough Road Ahead, says CoBank Report – DTN

🕔Jul 5, 2019Even though ethanol margins have shown some improvement in the past month, a new report from CoBank shows many producers will continue to see negative margins for the remainder of […]

Ethanol Outlook Weak Amid Sluggish Demand

🕔Jul 2, 2019Operating margins for ethanol producers will likely remain weak for the remainder of 2019 under the weight of abundant production. Declining corn production this year will also squeeze margins and […]

CoBank – Trade Talks, Record Rains Upend Agriculture

🕔Jun 28, 2019The world economy continues to slow amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Hopes are for talks to resume soon between the U.S. and China, but confidence in the trade war […]

CoBank Quarterly Economic Outlook – Ag Still Seeking Relief

🕔Mar 28, 2019U.S. agriculture will face challenges in 2019 as slowing domestic and global economic growth rates, trade talks continue and weather casts uncertainty in the short- and long-term markets. U.S. commodity […]

Ag Economy: Trade Uncertainty, Rising Debt Major Factors for 2019 Outlook – CoBank

🕔Jan 23, 2019The U.S. economy is still performing well by most key measures. However, consumers, investors, companies and other market participants have become more wary about the near-term future with seemingly good […]

Grain Elevator Margins – Up In The Air?

🕔Dec 29, 2018Average grain elevator margins are expected to be relatively normal this year for most of the Midwest. However, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, elevators should […]

Soybeans: Increased Production Capacity May Threaten Processor Profitability

🕔Dec 17, 2018Historically strong crush margins in recent years have driven the U.S. soybean processing industry into its biggest expansion phase in 20 years. Two new processing plants are expected to start […]

Rural Broadband: More Incentives Needed to Help Build Networks

🕔Sep 20, 2018Though progress has been made by the Federal Communications Commission to remove barriers for infrastructure investment, the rural-urban digital divide persists. A new CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division report, “Broadband Partnerships,” […]

Ag Labor – Smaller Pool, Higher Costs, Says CoBank Study

🕔Aug 28, 2018As the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment dwindles, labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on profitability of the agriculture industry at […]

Indiana: Rural Broadband Could Generate $12Bln Over 20 Years, Says Study

🕔Aug 27, 2018Indiana could reap nearly $12 billion in present value of net economic benefits over a 20-year period if an investment were made to extend broadband internet into the state’s rural […]

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