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Women In Agriculture
 
Farmers Have Their Own Style of Leadership: Women in Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Karen Schwaller, Farmer/Writer
TAGS: Women In Agriculture, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers
 
April 23, 2014 - Farmers make great leaders. As they build relationships, get involved in their community and lead 4-H groups, their leadership in agriculture shines through. In our women in agriculture blog, Karen Schwaller explains how they do this all while running the farm and raising families. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
What is Driving the Grain Markets? Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Kurt Lensing, AgStar Grain Industry Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Global Markets & Economics
 
April 23, 2014 - Volatility continues in the grain markets, especially in the soybeans. In today’s grain blog, AgStar’s Kurt Lensing breaks down the bearish and bullish factors that continue to drive the grain markets, along with considerations for the planting season. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Dairy
 
Use Dairy Benchmarks to Improve Your Operation: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Sara Swenson, Dairy Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy
 
April 22, 2014 - As dairy producers, benchmarking is one of your most valuable tools. In our dairy blog, Sara Swenson gives details on the 2013 annual benchmark report and provides tips on how to use the results to empower the team on your dairy operation. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Swine
 
Pressure on Retail Pork Prices, Demand May Decline: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Steve Malakowsky, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
 
April 22, 2014 - High pork prices and impacts from the PED virus are expected to slow demand for pork going into the summer months. In today’s hog blog, Steve Malakwosky updates us on how much the prices have increased from last year and provides some thoughts on risk management. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
Take Advantage of Grain Marketing Rallies: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Glenn Wachtler, Assoc VP Financial Services
TAGS: Grain
 
April 21, 2014 - According to the recent USDA Prospective Plantings report, planting more soybean acres is anticipated. How will this affect the grain prices? AgStar’s Glenn Wachtler gives insight into the demand for our crops and how to take advantage of pricing opportunities. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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