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Five Easy Ways to Share Your Farm’s Story: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Steve Eckerman, Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy, Grain, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture
 
May 21, 2015 - With many consumers no longer connected to the production of their food, it is increasingly important to share your agriculture story. AgStar's Steve Eckerman gives 5 suggestions on how to do that. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Swine
 
Will the New Pork Facility in Sioux City, Iowa Affect the Industry? Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Steve Malakowsky, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
 
May 19, 2015 - With the recent announcement of a new pork processing plant in Iowa, slaughter capacity looks to increase by 2.6%. AgStar's Steve Malakowsky explains the affects on the hog industry, along with improvements in the markets to take advantage of. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Global Markets & Economics
 
Update on South Korea's Pork Market: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends
TAGS: Global Markets & Economics, Swine
 
May 19, 2015 - Volatility in the South Korean pork market over the last 5 years led to tight supplies and high prices. The market has finally stabilized and good demand for imports is expected this year explains Brett Stuart. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
Working Through Negative Margins with Your Lender: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine
 
May 14, 2015 - It's not only the grain industry experiencing negative margins. How do you prove yourself to your lender if you have unfavorable margins? Dr. Kohl discusses four elements to help you in your conversation with your lender. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
What Your Agriculture Lender Looks For: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Joel Larson, Credit Team Director
TAGS: Grain, Young, Beginning Farmers, Swine, Dairy
 
May 07, 2015 - For young and veteran farmers alike, there are many things to consider when working with your lender. AgStar's Joel Larson provides questions a lender may ask when reviewing a loan application for your farm operation. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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