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Sara Schafer is the managing editor of Top Producer magazine.
Sara Schafer is the managing editor of Top Producer magazine.

Articles By Sara Schafer

Aug 16, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Will Pro Farmer Crop Tour Validate or Invalidate USDA?

The big round of reports USDA released on Aug. 12 created a lot more questions than answers. They also sent the markets lower.
Aug 16, 2019

Farmland Values Stabilize as Credit Conditions Weaken

You can find both good news and bad news in the latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Aug 16, 2019

Trade War Stifles the Rural Economy

The rural economy is struggling, according to the latest Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI).
Aug 15, 2019

Missouri Farm Women: Attend the Farm, Family, & ME Summit

Farm women have the opportunity to spend two days learning how to improve their farm.
Aug 15, 2019

Which States Have the Highest Cash Rent?

For 2019, the national average for cash rents on cropland is $140 per acre, which is up $2 from 2018’s national average of $138.
Aug 15, 2019

Stable Farmland Values Could Support Weak Farm Economy

The farm economy remains under pressure, with several key indicators showing farmers are facing financial strain. But, a few positive factors could help support credit conditions in the future.
Aug 14, 2019

Bring Global Perspectives Home

Apply for a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to deepen your knowledge
Aug 14, 2019

Midwest and Mid-South: Farmland Values Up, Farm Income Down

Farmers continue to face declining farm income in the Midwest and Mid-South regions.
Aug 13, 2019

The Ins and Outs of 1031s

Plan to maximize this effective strategy