This Week’s Best Blog Posts

December 17, 2010 04:04 AM

In case you missed any of the great AgWeb blog posts this week, here’s a quick recap…

Grain Outlook by Bob Utterback
Fundamentally, things are looking up for the corn complex, and the soybean complex has experienced a very strong surge of price activity. The wheat complex continues to get firm under concern about global supplies.
President Obama has signed the Child Nutrition Act. How much of this top-down effort at regulating the foods served to kids will really help?
With the large increase of Section 179 deduction for 2010 and 2011 to $500,000 and 50% bonus depreciation on new assets in 2010 and possibly 100% in 2011, it is now even more important for your tax planning to coordinate these two deductions.
The value of an acre of Iowa farmland rose 15.9% this year, according to the annual Iowa State University survey. The survey found an average acre rose $693 to a value of $5,064.  
The milk price trend doesn't look bullish. The recent cheese price rally has come and gone. And, although some think high grain prices will translate into high milk prices, I don't think that dairy upswing is likely to happen. 
Back-Seat Driving by Leigh Rubin
Nobody appreciates backseat drivers…here’s an attempt to fix that problem.
Lame Duck Spectacle by John Block
The Congressional lame duck session is proving to be a fascinating spectacle. The Obama – Republican compromise has sailed through the Senate. That should set an example for the angry House.
Harvest may be history, but there are still some interesting reports coming into AgWeb’s Crop Comments. Read some dialogue on the different methods of planting winter wheat.


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