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Do’s and Don’ts for Expanding Your Land Base
By: Al Bennett, Principal Business Consultant
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning
July 28, 2016 - For many farmers, expanding their land base is always on their minds. But how do you know if it's a wise decision for your operation, one that will help position your business for the long haul? In his latest agriculture blog, AgStar's Al Bennett, shares some best practices to consider when thinking about buying additional acreage. Continue reading >>
Women In Agriculture
Key Benchmarks to Ensure a Healthy Grain Operation
By: Ahnna Compart, Sr. Financial Analyst
TAGS: Women In Agriculture, Grain, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers
July 22, 2016 - AgStar's Ahnna Compart shares the 2015 year-end benchmark report and discusses why the information is important. Continue reading >>
Retirement Tips for Farm Families: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Risk Management Planning, Women In Agriculture
July 20, 2016 - Are you feeling like you have a solid plan in place for when it’s time to retire? With all the talk about having adequate working capital, would it be wise for a farm spouse to cash in their 401K to have dollars on hand? In his latest agriculture blog, Dr. David Kohl offers some advice about income stream diversification and provides some guidance on strategies to consider when planning for retirement. Continue reading >>
Key Takeaways from Attending National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC): Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Steve Malakowsky, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Risk Management Planning
July 15, 2016 - There was a lot of talk at the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) of packing capacity, expansion and new plants coming on line. What does that mean for the industry and what were people saying? Steve Malakowsky weighs in. Continue reading >>
Home Mortgage
6 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender Before Purchasing a Home: Home Mortgage Blog (Article)
By: Brenda Sammon, Home Mortgage Specialist
TAGS: Home Mortgage
July 13, 2016 - Shopping for a home loan is just as important as shopping for the home itself. From weeding through paperwork, to searching for loan terms, purchasing a home can be as mentally axing as navigating a foreign country without knowing the language. Here are 6 questions to ask your lender before making the decision to buy. Continue reading >>
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