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Leverage and Interest Rate Risk

  • February 26, 2016
  • Michael Langemeier

Financial risk is incurred when a farm borrows money to purchase assets or operate the farm. Financial risk is caused by uncertainty pertaining to interest rates, lending relationships, changes in…
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Monitoring Agricultural Debt Increases

  • February 19, 2016
  • Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling

This article revisits and expands upon a June 9, 2005 Farm Economics Facts and Opinions article written by Dr. Gary Schnitkey titled "Agricultural Debt Increases But Still Manageable". Agricultural debt…
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A Weather Market for Corn in 2016?

  • February 15, 2016
  • Darrel Good

Nearby corn futures remain above the early January lows, but continue to struggle under the weight of a number of negative market fundamental factors. Those negative factors include both supply…
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Leverage and Financial Risk

  • February 12, 2016
Financial risk is incurred when a farm borrows money to purchase assets or operate the farm. Financial risk is caused by uncertainty pertaining to interest rates, lending relationships, changes in…
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Following-up on RFS Questions

  • February 10, 2016
  • Jonathan Coppess

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been a hot topic of late given the release of the final rule and its rather prominent feature leading up to the recent Iowa…
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Balancing Business and Financial Risk

  • February 5, 2016
  • Michael Langemeier

Total risk can be divided into two major categories: business risk and financial risk. Business risk involves the variability of the farm's return to assets. Business risk arises from variability…
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Robust Beef Expansion Will Slow

  • February 1, 2016
  • Chris Hurt

Nothing like record cattle prices and profitability to get an industry excited about expansion. The latest USDA Cattle report shows a rapid expansion is underway with cattle and calf numbers…
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