Business Side

Business side: Farm continuity

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHEN SHOULD FARM OWNERS START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT SUCCESSION? (J.D.) Clients always ask us, “are we starting too early?” and I often feel there is some semblance of hope we will validate that question [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 38: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

LONG TERM ANALYSIS ON SOYS In June we witnessed the beginning of a bottoming formation which changed our outlook on soybeans for the first time in two years. The pattern that was displayed on the [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Energy conservation

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT IS THE AGRIPUMP PROGRAM? (W.L.) The AgriPump Rebate program is a new, instant rebate program to help farmers reduce their electricity use with a high-efficiency, constant pressure agricultural pump kit. The first of [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 37: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING STAR PATTERNS Star patterns are trend reversal patterns that consist of three candlesticks. The middle of these candles forms the star. The star is similar in appearance to a doji or a spinning [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: AgriStability update

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT IS AGRISTABILITY? (J.J.) AgriStability is affordable coverage for the unexpected. The program provides coverage for large declines in your income that can be caused by any combination of unexpected increase in costs, hostile [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 36: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING Tweezer patterns — The tweezer pattern is a minor trend reversal pattern that consists of two candles that exhibit almost exactly the same high or low depending if it is a downward move [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Vacant buildings

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT DO FARM OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSURING VACANT HOUSES OR BUILDINGS? (C.H.) Insurance considerations still need to be made on houses and outbuildings on any farm property, even if they are left [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: A residential landlord

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) SOME FARMERS ARE RENTING VACANT HOUSES ON FARMLAND THEY OWN OR HAVE RECENTLY ACQUIRED, WHAT DO GRAIN FARMERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEING RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS? (B.K.) There are plenty of rules and responsibilities that [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 35: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING This lesson we will continue to explore basic candles. HAMMER AND HANGING MAN If I had to guess which candles rank in order of importance after the doji, I would have to say [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Business taxes

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) CAN YOU SHARE SOME YEAR-ROUND TAX TIPS FOR FARM BUSINESSES? (W.R) The best advice I can give isn’t just to farmers, it’s to anyone filing taxes — get organized. The best way to do [Read more]