Catch up on the latest in farm business news with our Power Hour Weekly Round-Up for the week of May 10-16, 2015.
30-Year Bonds: A Canary in the Coal Mine
Followers of global financial markets anticipate change in light of recent fluctuations in the 30-year bond market. That’s according to Gregg Hunt, trader.
Very Few Farmers Expected to Walk Away From Leased Land
Agricultural credit and land values may be softening, but farmers appear unlikely to walk away from leased land, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s quarterly Agricultural Finance Monitor.
Indiana Farmer Kip Tom Considers 2016 Run for Congress
Prominent Indiana farmer Kip Tom announced Tuesday he is “very seriously considering” seeking a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District.
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates Drop 5%
Iowa farmers who were looking to bring down their cost per acre have found a little relief in terms of farmland rental rates. The 2015 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey that’s conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showed rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5% in 2015.
Dairy Producers Hold the Knife
In light of high beef prices, dairy producers see the value of their animals in the marketplace, notes Bryan Doherty, Stewart Peterson.