Cash Is King - Revisited(July 20, 2018)
In good times cash is king and in not so good times it is even better. There are three primary liquidity ratios that are important from a business perspective. And we in agriculture are no different. A cash cushion gives…More.
Conferencing Conservation: Reviewing Title II of the House and Senate Farm Bills(July 19, 2018)
With passage of their respective farm bills, the House and Senate are taking the formal steps to form the conference committee and begin negotiations to complete the legislative process. Among the many differences that the conference committee will need to…More.
Remain Vigilant for Palmer Amaranth(July 18, 2018)
Palmer amaranth has garnered much attention recently in both academic discussions and popular press releases, and with good reason. Among the weedy species of Amaranthus, Palmer amaranth has the fastest growth rate and is the most competitive with the crops…More.
Will Soybean Crop Insurance Payments in 2018 Offset Low Prices?(July 17, 2018)
Trade disputes have roiled commodity markets and created substantial uncertainty about the impact on agricultural exports, especially to China. China's response to the Administration's proposed tariffs included tariffs on U.S. soybeans exported to China, and prices for soybeans have fallen…More.
Weekly Outlook: Soybean and Corn Export Outlook(July 16, 2018)
The escalating trade issues between the U.S. and many of our trading partners continue to affect the outlook in both corn and soybean markets. Drastic price declines since Memorial Day show the impact of trade uncertainty and yield potential. The…More.