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Management Intensity: The Name of the Game

Weather, inflation, trade uncertainty, global geopolitics, and supply and marketing chain disruptions can lead one to say, “Enough is enough!” Well, this is the world of agriculture and the economy...

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Making Sense of Leasing

We recently interviewed Jeff Moser, executive loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. No matter if you are a full- or part-time farmer, agricultural producers have a number of capital needs to make...

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Forest Products Industry Outlook

We interviewed Thad Taylor, executive loan officer and forest products specialist with AgChoice Farm Credit. AgChoice recently released its Forest Products Industry Outlook, a document which provides...

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Profitability Separators

What separates the average from the good or great when it comes to bottom line profitability? This question was the subject of discussion for a focus group of owners and managers who were about to...

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Jack of All Trades: Crop and Pig Farming

The most recent Field Notes podcast highlighted an episode from the new AgBiz Cast podcast, which shares inspiring stories of young, beginning and small farmers. The interview was with Marlin Hartzler...

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Building a Budget: Where to Start

We recently interviewed Leslie Hoover, Assistant Accounting Services Manager. A budget can be a valuable tool, helping to manage financials and make decisions. However, building a budget, whether it...

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BTN - Back to Normal

A common phrase being spoken is, “I sure can't wait to get back to normal.” It’s fitting to end 2020 with an article discussing getting back to normal (BTN) and how it may evolve in this decade. Will...

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