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Adapting to Change: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Al Bennett, Principal Business Consultant
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Dairy, Swine
 
May 27, 2016 - When the going gets tough, it helps to be flexible and willing to make some changes. As producers work through this period of tighter margins, adaptability can mean the difference between long-term viability and losses that are difficult to overcome. In his latest agriculture blog, AgStar's Al Bennett shares some time-tested steps for successfully navigating meaningful change on your operation. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Dairy
 
Is a Hedge Loan a Good Idea for Your Operation?: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Greg Steele , VP & Team Leader Dairy Industry
TAGS: Dairy, Risk Management Planning
 
May 25, 2016 - Do you understand what a hedge loan is and how it can be used as part of your operational risk management strategy? In this agriculture blog, AgStar’s Greg Steele explains the concept and provides some best practices for dairy producers thinking about requesting a hedge loan from their lender. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Swine
 
How the Swine Industry Can Maintain Financial Strength: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Kent Bang, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Risk Management Planning
 
May 25, 2016 - Today’s financial strength of the producers and packer-processors in the industry have never been stronger. Sturdy balance sheets provide latitude when looking to grow your business. How can you continue to be competitive in the industry? Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Home Mortgage
 
What Documents Do You Need Before You’re Pre-approved for a Home?: Home Mortgage Blog (Article)
By: Matt Russell, Home Mortgage Specialist
TAGS: Home Mortgage
 
May 23, 2016 - Getting pre-approved for a mortgage before you start looking for houses is a smart move financially and emotionally. A pre-approval provides you with the dollar amount you can spend before putting an offer on a property. You’ll also avoid falling in love with a property that you can’t afford. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
Dr. Kohl in the Hotseat! Positioning Your Farm During the Downcycle: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Risk Management Planning, Swine, Women In Agriculture
 
May 11, 2016 - It's never been more important for producers to dig into their financials to see the gains and the losses. Addressing questions from our recent Women's Seminar Series, Dr. David Kohl shares his viewpoint on what to expect and how to position your business to withstand this period of compressed margins. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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