Farm Business: Farmers are Feeling Positive Just in Time for Planting Season, Survey Apr 10, 2017

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🕔Apr 10, 2017
Despite 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, 2017

🕔Feb 28, 2017
Tim 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, 2017

🕔Feb 13, 2017
With 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, 2017

🕔Jan 19, 2017
The 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, 2016

🕔Oct 14, 2016
Recent 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, 2016

🕔Sep 29, 2016
Some 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, 2016

🕔Apr 8, 2016
Low 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 […]

Rising Interest Rates Won’t Be Too Bad for Commodity Prices Dec 14, 2015

🕔Dec 14, 2015
The financial markets and economists are in agreement that the Federal Reserve Board is likely to begin raising interest rates at its December 15-16, 2015 meeting. It seems certain that […]

Flint on Crops: 2016, A Year of Uncertainty in Agriculture Dec 14, 2015

🕔Dec 14, 2015
My last few weeks have been a time for more office work and meetings than usual and this work pattern has kept me out of the loop with what is […]

Good on Grain: Potential for Higher Corn and Soybean Prices? Nov 9, 2015

🕔Nov 9, 2015
Listen to MP3 Podcast By many accounts, corn and soybean producers still have not priced a relatively large portion of the 2015 crops. These crops are being held in open […]

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