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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.