Think Twice Before Cutting Input Costs Mar 18, 2016

🕔Mar 18, 2016
Is net profit per acre for crop production impacted more by yield, price or costs? “When operating margins are strong, as was the situation for several years prior to 2013, […]

Farm Finances: 2016 May Be the Worst, Hope for ’17 – DTN Mar 9, 2016

🕔Mar 9, 2016
Many producers attending last week’s Commodity Classic in New Orleans are feeling the burn of two or three consecutive years of negative incomes. But modest profit margins could return sooner […]

Iowa: Research Helps Make Informed Decisions About Land Use Jan 26, 2016

🕔Jan 26, 2016
A new study from a multidisciplinary team led by Iowa State University agronomists shows that significant portions of Iowa farmland consistently lose money and could influence many farmers to change […]

Ag Loan Repayments Slip As Cost-Price Squeeze Tightens – KC Fed May 14, 2015

🕔May 14, 2015
Credit conditions in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District weakened as farm income declined further in the first quarter of 2015. Persistently low crop prices and high input costs reduced profit […]

Illinois: Soybean Returns Projected Higher Than Corn Oct 28, 2014

🕔Oct 28, 2014
Corn returns in 2014 likely will be negative on many farms, with losses near $100 per acre on cash rent farmland in northern Illinois (farmdoc daily, October 24, 2014). Projections […]

Most Farmers Willing to Take More Steps to Improve Water Quality, Says Study Sep 18, 2014

🕔Sep 18, 2014
Most farmers in the Maumee River watershed that drains into Lake Erie are willing to take at least one additional action to reduce nutrient loss on their farm if they […]

Kansas: Maximize Profits Through Better Management Jun 19, 2014

🕔Jun 19, 2014
Crop producers have experienced record-high prices for their commodities the past few years–so how are some of these producers still losing money? Although weather, and specifically drought conditions, can play […]

Grain: Most Profitable Era in 40 Years. What’s Next? – DTN Apr 28, 2014

🕔Apr 28, 2014
After a Brazilian frontier tour at the turn of the millennium, Minnesota farmer Pat Duncanson was so convinced South Americans would flood the world with $4 soybeans and eventually inexpensive […]

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