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Comparing Today’s Economy to the Past: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Global Markets & Economics, Dairy, Grain, Swine
August 28, 2014 - With a slight economic downturn many people are wondering how the current agriculture economy compares to that of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Dr. Kohl compares and contrasts these two economies and discusses what might lie ahead for the future. Continue reading >>
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Behind the Scenes at the State Fair: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Sara Larson, Marketing & Product Development Specialist
TAGS: Women In Agriculture
August 28, 2014 - What happens behind the scenes at the Minnesota State Fair? In this video, AgStar’s Sara Larson takes the time to interview three young representatives working at the fair about what happens during the fair, as well as the experiences these workers have had so far. Continue reading >>
How Will Falling Cash Prices Affect the Hog Market? Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Mark Greenwood, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
August 26, 2014 - When can we expect cash hog prices to stabilize again? What will happen when producers get a lot of working capital? In this video, AgStar’s Mark Greenwood discusses these questions and what to expect for the future swine markets. Continue reading >>
Will Future Milk Prices Remain Strong? Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Mark Kapsner, Sr. Credit Team Leader
TAGS: Dairy
August 25, 2014 - Milk prices have remained strong for about a year now and are expected to remain that way through the last half of 2014. However, with multiple factors such as lower exports because of lower world prices or the U.S. dairy herd expanding, there might be a decrease in dairy products in the future. AgStar’s Mark Kapsner discusses what lies ahead for the dairy market prices in the United States. Continue reading >>
Opportunities for your Farm as You Plan Ahead: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Lori Teigen, AgStar Financial Services Exec
TAGS: Dairy
August 20, 2014 - Now that August is nearly over many farmers are beginning to plan ahead to 2015. The markets are offering great opportunities for your farms right now. In this article, AgStar’s Lori Teigen discusses a few of these opportunities that you might consider when you begin to look ahead to the next year. Continue reading >>
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