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Killing Frost Poses a Threat to Northern States: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Kurt Lensing, AgStar Grain Industry Specialist
TAGS: Grain
September 17, 2014 - The weather is always a hot topic for those growing grains and oilseeds. This spring and summer there were favorable growing conditions, however now there is the threat of a killing frost in the northern states. In this article, AgStar’s Kurt Lensing discusses the fall frost dates, crop maturity, and this idea of a killing frost. Continue reading >>
July Export Data Shows Positive Outlook for Hog Market: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Justin Roelofs, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
September 16, 2014 - What does the export demand look like for the hog market today? Will prices remain elevated, or will they start to trend downward? In this video, AgStar’s Justin Roelofs analyzes the recent July export data to answer these questions and determine what the hog market situation might look like in the near future. Continue reading >>
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Eliminating Concerns as the Busy Harvest Season Approaches: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Brent Kelsey, Business Analyst
TAGS: Young, Beginning Farmers
September 15, 2014 - Do you have a lot on your mind before and during harvest as a young and beginning farmer? In this video, AgStar’s Brent Kelsey discusses some concerns such as bookkeeping or prices and profitability and offers advice on what to do during this busy harvesting season. Continue reading >>
Sharing Your Agriculture Story: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Glenn Wachtler, Assoc VP Financial Services
TAGS: Grain
September 12, 2014 - Often times as people of the agriculture industry we forget that some consumers might have very basic questions about agriculture. It is important to tell the story of American agriculture and the entrepreneurs who make it great. In this article, AgStar’s Glenn Wachtler discusses his recent opportunity to guide farm tours at a regional farm-city day event and the importance of continuing to share your agricultural stories. Continue reading >>
Young, Beginning Farmers
Back to School is a Great Time to Network: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Christine Reitsma, AgStar Edge Intern
TAGS: Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture
September 11, 2014 - By making even one connection this school year, you have great opportunities to educate consumers people about the agriculture world behind their food. Hear from AgStar’s Christine Reitsma on building relationships and establishing yourself as a trusted source of information for questions pertaining to food safety or quality. Continue reading >>
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