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Browse By Category: Production Agriculture
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Producer sentiment and the agricultural economy ahead

Understanding the economic challenges producers face and the confidence they have in the agricultural economy plays a huge role in the ways suppliers interact with farmer clients and bring value to them.

AUGUST 23, 2016

How does decision making shift across generations?

Large-scale family-owned farms face unique business challenges because of the way different generations approach decision making.

JULY 14, 2016

Thirty years and going strong

Founder and Executive Director Dr. David Downey reflects on the center's evolution as we celebrate 30 years of exceptional professional development for the food and agricultural business sectors.

APRIL 5, 2016

Five tips for successful sales strategies

The need for efficiency is driving consolidation in both livestock and crop operations. Understanding and serving these customers is critical for agribusiness.

OCTOBER 20, 2015

Sometimes you have to spend money to make money

The current low-price crop commodity climate is tightening margins and making producers thing about how to reduce input costs. But it's not just about costs per acre -- even in tight times.

MARCH 13, 2015

Profile of a High-Growth Crop Producer

by David Widmar and Brent Gloy

Do producers who expect their operations to grow treat their businesses differently than other producers do? We looked into this segment of farmers in a recent survey and found surprising results that agribusinesses might find useful in forecasting future business transactions. 

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JANUARY 15, 2015

Understanding the Margin Squeeze

By Brent GloyProjected profit margins in agriculture are much tighter than they have been in some time. Michael Boehlje, David Widmar and I recently published a paper that describes the margin squeeze facing agriculture and some strategies that farmers can use to manage in this environment. In this post, we...

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

The Agricultural Outlook for 2015

See what Mike Boehlje has to say about agriculture's changing business climate and the future of land values and interest rates.