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Decision Making: To Implement or Not To Implement: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Cathy Olson, Senior Business Counseling Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Women In Agriculture
 
July 11, 2016 - Grain markets have been volatile for quite some time and analysts project prices could be challenging for quite some time. How do you, as a producer, know if you’re making the right decisions for long-term success? In her latest blog, AgStar’s Cathy Olson walks through some tools to help determine your decision-making style and offers some tactics to help you achieve optimal results. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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Female Farmers: Are you avoiding these "fatal" mistakes?: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Women In Agriculture
 
July 05, 2016 - As a woman in agriculture, do you have family and business goals in place for protecting your family and assets for the short- and long-term? In his latest agriculture blog, Dr. David Kohl shares why, as a valuable business partner, many women should consider taking action to better understand the operation’s finances, tactics for incorporating next generation family members into the operation and tools to set up a solid retirement plan. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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Where’s Your Break-Even?: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Joel Larson, Credit Team Director
TAGS: Grain, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers, Risk Management Planning
 
June 27, 2016 - Recently there has been a nice run in the grain market. For many fortunate producers, prices have been at or near break-even for soybeans. When to pull the trigger and make a sale you can feel good about might be this summer’s biggest challenge. However, amongst all the other summer time tasks, establishing what your true break-even is should be a priority. AgStar's Joel Larson provides tips and examples on checking this important task off your list. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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Open Letter to Farmland Landlords (Article)
By: Glenn Wachtler, Assoc VP Financial Services
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Risk Management Planning, Swine, Women In Agriculture
 
May 26, 2016 - With the current situations, compressed margins, grain producers are needing to watch costs more than ever. One big expense for many growers is lend rent. In his latest agriculture blog, AgStar's Glenn Wachtler shares his thoughts on how to communicate with your landlord to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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Tackling Tough Decisions During Challenging Economic Times (Article)
By: Cathy Olson, Senior Business Counseling Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Women In Agriculture
 
April 27, 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 >>
 
 
 
 
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