Farm Business: Financial Anxiety Rising? Talk to Your Ag Lender Sooner than Later.

🕔Dec 22, 2017Falling commodity prices and sliding farmland values over the past three years are pushing some farmers into troubling financial territory. It’s tough to think about the future when you’re worried […]

Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

🕔Sep 13, 2017Cole Epley 
and Barbara Soderlin reported on the front page of the Money section in Friday’s Omaha World-Herald that, “Farmers heading into harvest season have reason to believe the nation’s […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Feeling Good with Expectations of Higher Commodity Prices

🕔Aug 1, 2017The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer turned higher in July, following several months of stagnation. The index of agricultural producer sentiment, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 […]

Farm Business: Farmers are Feeling Positive Just in Time for Planting Season, Survey

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🕔Apr 10, 2017Despite continued flat commodity prices, attitudes of U.S. farmers took a solid leap into positive territory, according to the most recent DTN/The Progressive Farmer (DTN/PF) Agricultural Confidence Index (ACI).   […]

Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

🕔Feb 28, 2017Tim Burrack kept moving from session to session at the USDA Outlook Forum looking for some light at the end of the tunnel for commodity farmers.    Whether it was […]

Ag Markets: No Sustained Rally in Commodity Prices in Near Term, Say Economists

🕔Feb 13, 2017With record corn production and higher yields in other major commodities, a low-price environment is here to stay with little catalyst to spark a rally, according to projections by agricultural […]

Herbicide Resistance: Farmers Talk – Weed Scientists Listen – DTN

🕔Jan 19, 2017The group of farmers, ag retailers, crop consultants, company reps and scientists that met Wednesday in southeastern Pennsylvania represent a special slice of agriculture. They spoke of the benefit of […]

Farm Business: 5 Tips for Overcoming the Isolation of Hard Times – DTN

🕔Oct 14, 2016Recent calls to the Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services hotline have taken a more emotional turn this year. There are more tears and more silences as some Plains farmers face wheat […]

Kansas Farm Profits Drop, Production Costs Keep Rising – DTN

🕔Sep 29, 2016Some Grain Belt analysts question USDA’s latest 2016 farm income estimates as overly optimistic. They doubt growers were able to shed as much in input costs this season as USDA’s […]

Farm Finances: Commodity Price Trends Mean Tighter Operating Budgets

🕔Apr 8, 2016Low commodity prices and declining credit availability are impeding cash flow for Georgia farmers, said University of Georgia agricultural economist Brady Brewer. Brewer, an assistant professor in the Department of […]

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