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Tune in to "Power Hour" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (CST) every weekday that the markets are open. You’ll get up-to-the minute news on the day’s biggest market stories. Whether the story originates in the corn field, the Chicago Board of Trade or Washington, D.C., "Power Hour" delves into the economy, markets, land and policy—anywhere there are ag profits to be made.
What’s your desired profit margin per acre? Use Chris Barron’s profit margin calculator to determine your marketing needs. Manipulate acreage, production per acre and other variables. Visit www.TopProducer-Online.com/profitcalculator.
Crop Insurance Premiums
Will your crop insurance premiums increase or decline? USDA’s Risk Management Agency has new rates, premiums and updated maps for each crop. Go to
It’s not too late to register for the Top Producer Seminar. The conference will provide expert insight on the shifting credit situation, new technology, global infrastructure changes, risk management and new profit opportunities. Learn more about the seminar and Tomorrow’s Top Producer event and register at www.TopProducer-Online.com.
Employee Management Tips
Most farmers’ expertise is in the production of crops and livestock, not necessarily managing people. Get tips, ideas and resources for employee management by visiting
Don’t get caught by a lien. Learn more about your state’s lien laws by checking out www.TopProducer-Online.com/lien.
Jump Ahead of the Competition
Did you like the advice provided by Texas A&M University ag economist Danny Klinefelter on page 61? Find six more best management practices that can help get you to the top 10% and improve your operation’s profitability and sustainability. Visit www.TopProducer-Online.com/goodhabits.
- January 2013