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    Seed No. 1 in Continuous Soybeans

    Oct 19, 2017 11:40 AM

    Prepare for additional challenges when planting soybeans on soybeans

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    Farmers Move Away from Fall-Applied Anhydrous

    Oct 19, 2017 09:14 AM

    Farmers’ shift away from fall application of nitrogen for crops such as corn and sorghum is being reflected in changing retail practices, says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “In my area of central Illinois, I know two fertilizer plants that have completely dropped anhydrous ammonia,” he says. “Their sales had shifted to spring application of nitrogen solution. While ammonia can be applied in the spring, farmers found it took up too much of their time when they needed to concentrate on planting, compared to nitrogen solution that can be applied as they plant or with herbicides.”

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    Know the Cost of Prepaying a Loan

    Oct 18, 2017 01:02 PM

    I know a producer who took out a 20-year loan for roughly $17 million a few years ago, when times were more prosperous. Like many farmers and ranchers today, he’s been forced to refinance with another lender to unlock the equity in the real-estate collateral that backed his original loan. By refinancing, he can access more money, which his farm operation needs today. But paying off his original loan early has come at an enormous cost: a “prepayment penalty” of nearly $5 million.

    You might not expect to pay off your loan before it matures—but this can, and does, happen. As debt restructuring increases among farmers and ranchers in this low-price environment, it’s important to be aware of prepayment penalties before you sign a loan contract.

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    We Are Losing Ground on Trade

    Oct 18, 2017 10:45 AM

    Agriculture and rural America came out in a big way for President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The president has returned the favor on a number of fronts. His administration has put into motion the repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule, an ill-conceived power grab under the Clean Water Act. He has also assembled a top-notch team at USDA that will advocate for U.S. farmers. However, any honest assessment of his ag agenda must also recognize we are losing ground on trade. We are already experiencing real damage, but it’s not too late for the administration to change course.

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    Checklist for Buying Wheat Seed

    Oct 18, 2017 09:20 AM

    Variety selection can play a huge role in yield and premiums

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    What to Know Before Negotiating 2018 Cash Rents

    Oct 12, 2017 04:23 AM

    See how your cash rent price compares to the state average. 

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