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World wheat outlook

SURPLUS AND SHORTAGE

WORLD WHEAT PRODUCTION topped 754 million metric tons and the world wheat supply neared 980 million tons in August estimates. Economists had raised their projections for the former Soviet Union by 8.6 million tons. With [Read more]

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U.S. exports to Cuba

U.S. EXPORTS TO CUBA

CUBA’S 12 MILLION people represent an untapped potential market for corn, soybean, and wheat exports, but the ongoing U.S. embargo against Cuba makes it unlikely that U.S. farmers will make major inroads into that market [Read more]

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Business side: Retirement planning

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

WHAT IS A RETIREMENT PLAN? For some, it’s a list of travel destinations. But a real retirement plan means having an accurate financial plan that will give you financial freedom in retirement. Making a plan [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 29: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

SHORT TERM AND INTERMEDIATE TERM TRENDS THIS LESSON WE will look at intermediate term trend (ITT) and short term trends (STT) and how to trade them. Once we have established the primary or long term [Read more]

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Business side: Life insurance

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHY IS LIFE INSURANCE IMPORTANT? (C.A.) Life insurance can be hard to discuss, but it’s imperative to protecting the financial security of your family and farm business by providing a tax-free lump sum benefit [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 28: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

This monthly educational series will feature the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. GAP TYPES (EXHAUSTION AND ISLAND REVERSAL) Our third [Read more]

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Business side: Business opportunities

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) THERE ARE A LOT OF FARM BUSINESS PROGRAMS, GRANTS, AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE. HOW CAN FARMERS TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THESE? (M.M.) Many funding and grant program applications like Growing Forward 2 (GF2) require workshop [Read more]