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Friday, November 2,2012

Do lenders own your farm?

by DTN
Fewer grain farms are likely to be held hostage by their debt loads should today’s Golden Era end abruptly. Unlike the 1980s, America’s grain producers have bolstered an important equity ratio since 2007 that will help them withstand a return to thinner profits or higher interest rates, a recent study by AgriSolutions found.

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Friday, November 2,2012

Scientists question EPA’s plans for grasses for biofuels

by DTN
A major weakness in the U.S. policy for biofuels has been the failure to develop commercial processes to produce fuel from cellulosic feedstocks, given the assumption promoted by the last several administrations that huge quantities of fuel could be produced efficiently from feedstocks “that do not compete with food production.

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Friday, November 2,2012

Harvest wrapping up; winter wheat lags

by DTN
The nation’s row-crop harvest continued to run well ahead of normal this past week while emergence of the winter wheat crop was slightly behind normal, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report. Release of the report was delayed until Wednesday due to Hurricane Sandy.

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Friday, October 19,2012

How to defer crop insurance checks

by DTN
Many producers will receive multiple payments on private crop insurance on top of record prices for the crops they did harvest. Any crop insurance deferral election must cover all proceeds received within the year of the disaster. It is not possible to defer a portion or to be selective among different payors.

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Friday, October 12,2012

Ag interest rate snapshot

by DTN
Interest rates presented by Farm Credit Services of Mid-America serving farmers in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. Rates change daily, are subject to qualifying conditions and may carry pre-payment restrictions. For details, visit:.

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Friday, October 12,2012

Drought hangs on in Corn Belt

by DTN
Precipitation deficits for the first three-quarters of the year are huge. Iowa fell to a 9-inch statewide precipitation deficit for the first time Oct. 4. Data compiled by Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker shows the four-month period covering June, July, August and September is the third-driest in 140 years of precipitation records.

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Friday, October 5,2012

Farmers could feel pinch if no settlement soon

by DTN
“The timing is really unfortunate,” said Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soybean Transportation Coalition. In an average year, about 75 percent of U.S. soybean exports take place between September and February, but because of last year’s short crop in South America, some groups estimate as much as 90 percent of U.

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Friday, September 28,2012

House Ag chairman unsure of political impact of delay

by DTN
On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, R- OH, said the House would “deal with” the farm bill after the election while Lucas, R-OK, questioned what that means while House Agriculture ranking member Collin Peterson, D-MN, said he would not support a Democratic discharge petition effort to bring up the bill.

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Friday, September 28,2012

Hurricane Isaac eases drought in mid-Missouri

by DTN
“I know it tore a lot of places up, but it sure saved us,” Brian Lease told DTN. He runs a herd of 220 mama cows on 800 acres outside Clark, MO, where Lease also operates a feed store, Central Missouri Feed and Supply.

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Friday, September 21,2012

California meets the Cornbelt

by DTN
Rick Murdock, a farmer in Murray, KY, was so convinced irrigation was the wave of the future, he signed up to be an irrigation equipment dealer. He sold his first pivot in February and has since sold two more systems. In August, his phone didn’t stop ringing.

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