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What’s Next for the Cattle Market?

  • March 21, 2013
  • Paul E. Peterson

Cattle feeders have witnessed record fed cattle prices over the past few years. But they also have experienced record prices for feed and feeder cattle, resulting in record feeding losses…
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Current Estate Law

  • March 20, 2013
  • Gary Hoff

There have been questions raised regarding how to plan an estate with the new law enacted as a part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). There has…
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Mid-Year Soybean Stocks

  • March 18, 2013
  • Darrel Good

Listen to MP3 podcast The 2012 U.S. soybean crop was 79 million bushels smaller than the 2011 crop. Because of smaller beginning stocks, the 2012-13 marketing year supply was 121…
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Control What You Can

  • March 15, 2013
  • Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab

Even though the 2013 crop isn't planted many of the inputs were secured some time ago. Nitrogen for the 2013 crop was likely priced (and paid for) as early as…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Crop Insurance Product Recommendations

  • March 5, 2013
  • Gary Schnitkey

This blog post discusses a "basic" product which will be appropriate for most farm situations. This "basic" product uses Revenue Protection (RP) insurance. Also discussed are situations in which Group…
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Weekly Outlook

Spring Pork Price Recovery Threatened

  • March 4, 2013
  • Chris Hurt

Listen to MP3 podcast Hog prices have dropped sharply in the past month, falling from about $67 per live hundredweight in early February to $58 recently. Futures prices have followed…
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