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In light of the tough financial conditions, a look at the positive stories for production agriculture in 2016.
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After strengthening again in 2015, a look at the U.S. Dollar and Agriculture in 2016
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by Brent Gloy As we discussed in these May posts (1, 2) most indications are that prices for U.S. row crop farmland are now softening, bringing an end to a tremendous run of increases for farmland ...
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by David A. Widmar Last week the USDA released the much anticipated corn and soybean yield estimates. Many were caught by surprise as the USDA estimated yields higher than the overall trade expecta...
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by David A. Widmar and Brent A. Gloy One of the top stories in agriculture for 2015 will likely be the impact the current El Nino has on production. Earlier this spring an official El Nino was decl...
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A look at nitrogen fertilizer usage and the relationship between product prices.
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U.S. farm income has fallen sharply in the last two years; will Farm Income fall again in 2016?
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by Brent Gloy At the end of October the USDA provided a Halloween treat by making ARC-CO payments for several 2014 crops. In fact, USDA reported that 800,000 farms received ARC-CO payments. The 20…
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by Brent Gloy and David Widmar In last week’s post we used USDA yield estimates to look at how revenue expectations have changed as commodity prices deteriorated. This led us to wonder about the ‘n...
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by Brent Gloy The USDA’s Economic Research Service recently released 2016 crop cost of production estimates. We thought it would be useful to take a look at the budgets and see how ERS thought thin...
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By Brent Gloy The value of farmland is dependent upon expectations of the future revenue and the costs associated with the land. Expected earnings are difficult to accurately predict. For example, ...
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