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"Problems" Your Business Should Have: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Risk Management Planning
 
February 12, 2016 - Sometimes typical things farmers run into as a part of operating a business, can feel like problems. According to Dr. David Kohl, "no farmer ever went bankrupt paying taxes." In his latest agriculture blog, Dr. Kohl encourages producers to look at their business from another perspective. He also suggests taking time for learning and development opportunities, like AgStar's upcoming Women's Seminar Series. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
Tackling Tough Decisions During Challenging Economic Times: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Cathy Olson, Senior Business Counseling Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Women In Agriculture
 
February 09, 2016 - The current environment of compressed grain margins brings a dose of reality to the concept that agriculture is cyclical. There's no doubt that grain producers are having to make some tough decisions about their operations on how to position themselves for the long haul. In her agriculture blog, AgStar's Cathy Olson, encourages grain farmers to be proactive and offers tips on what to consider when faced with difficult decisions. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Legislative Affairs
 
Put a Face on Farming. 7 Reasons to Get Involved.: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Staci Martin , Director of Legislative Affairs
TAGS: Legislative Affairs, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Risk Management Planning
 
February 04, 2016 - The elections are looming. There's never been a better time get involved with sharing Ag's story with legislators and your friends and neighbors. But where and how do you begin? AgStar's Staci Martin has 7 quick tips for getting started on letting your voice be heard and putting a face to farming. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Swine
 
Is PEDv Back in the Midwest?: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Steve Malakowsky, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
 
February 02, 2016 - PEDv has been spotted in southern Minnesota, but what about the rest of the Midwest? Find out in AgStar's Steve Malakowsky's latest Hog Blog. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
"Rebalancing" Your Balance Sheet for Stronger Operational Position: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Joel Larson, Credit Team Director
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning
 
January 26, 2016 - How is your individual balance sheet structured? Is it appropriate for the current times and the size and goals of your operation? It’s possible that your balance sheet may need to be “rebalanced” so that you are positioned with enough working capital to meet your needs. In his agriculture blog, AgStar’s Joel Larson shares some strategies to consider to make sure your business has enough working capital to get through the next few years. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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