Ag Economy: “Most Expensive Crop in Decades,” Farmers Battling Skyrocketing Costs Oct 5, 2022

    🕔Oct 5, 2022
    Sarah Bowman, writing on the front page of the Money section in today’s USA Today, reported that, “Outside Evansville, near the corner of Indiana where it meets with Kentucky and […]

    Margin Protection Revenue and Cost Components Sep 15, 2022

    🕔Sep 15, 2022
    Current high commodity prices and the current high-cost environment in 2023 brings new interest to the Margin Protection (MP) crop insurance product ahead of the 2023 MP decision deadline on […]

    A Look at Production Costs and Implications for Agriculture Jul 28, 2022

    🕔Jul 28, 2022
    Agricultural production is filled with uncertainty and risk. There are many factors outside of farmers’ control that can affect profitability, making risk management an essential business practice. One area that […]

    Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Concerns About War’s Impact on Input Prices Apr 5, 2022

    🕔Apr 5, 2022
    The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the […]

    Sizing Up Ag Effects of Ukraine War – DTN Apr 1, 2022

    🕔Apr 1, 2022
    While the agriculture world continues to get a grip on the ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a livestock and meat consultant for the National Pork Board said Wednesday […]

    Farms Likely to Pencil Profits in 2022, High Inputs Cast Shadow – DTN Mar 25, 2022

    🕔Mar 25, 2022
    Higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat should outpace the increase in input costs for the 2022 growing season. Robert Fox, director of the Knowledge Exchange Division at CoBank, said […]

    Louisiana: Global Issues Hit Home with High Fuel, Fertilizer Costs Mar 16, 2022

    🕔Mar 16, 2022
    At St. Louis Planting Co. in Iberville Parish, Patrick Frischhertz is busy checking off the list of usual springtime chores at a sugarcane farm: preparing rows for planting and applying […]

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Will Likely Mean Hardship, Opportunity for Ag Producers Mar 4, 2022

    🕔Mar 4, 2022
    The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing “gut-wrenching” volatility in grain markets and pushing already high prices for fertilizer and diesel even higher, economists with the University of Arkansas System […]

    Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Production Cost Concerns – Ag Barometer Mar 1, 2022

    🕔Mar 1, 2022
    The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. A more optimistic view of future conditions pushed the sentiment measure […]

    Texas: Deep Soil Testing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Input Costs Mar 1, 2022

    🕔Mar 1, 2022
    In the wake of high fertilizer prices, one thing farmers should do this year more than any previous year is deep soil testing, according to a team of Texas A&M AgriLife […]


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