2018 Agricultural Economy Themes

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A highlight for all who attended the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo is an agricultural economy report from Dan Basse, AgResource. Back by popular demand, Basse took us through the 2018 economic themes he forecasts we will see in agriculture. “Generally speaking, it looks to be another year like the last one. We are thinking farming …

ASTA, Audio, Economy, Seed

Farm Bureau President Speaks at USDA Ag Outlook Forum

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s public policy agenda shares much in common with the Trump administration on issues like regulatory reform and tax reform. But even harder issues such as farm labor and trade should present opportunities to engage with Congress and the White House, alike, AFBF President Zippy Duvall told participants at the USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum. Duvall said …

Ag Group, Audio, Economy, Farm Bureau, Farm Policy, Government, politics, Trade, USDA

Agrivisor Offers Marketing Solutions For Growers

Lizzy Schultz

Low corn and soybean prices are still placing pressure on growers across the nation, especially with the record yields expected to come out of this year’s harvest season. Cory Winstead, GROWMARK’s Division Manager for Grain Risk, spoke with AgWired during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium last week to discuss ways GROWMARK is helping farmers continue to manage …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, Financial, GROWMARK

The 2016 GROWMARK Report

Lizzy Schultz

Five members of GROWMARK’s leadership team kicked off the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium with a presentation of the 2016 GROWMARK Report, an announcement of the company’s estimated 2016 financial results. The report was presented to an audience of shareholders present at the event. The report was presented by: Mike Woods, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, Financial, GROWMARK

A Glimpse into the World Economy Outlook

Jamie Johansen

The international audience at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange went home with a head full of key insights for soybeans and the “World Economic Outlook – Now through 2017” was a small part. Tim Quinlan, Director, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, Global Division, keynoted the closing plenary and provided an analysis on the macro U.S. and major foreign economies. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, International, Markets, Soybean, USSEC

Report Projects Increased Challenges For Ag Retailers

Lizzy Schultz

A new report from CoBank has revealed that accounts receivable at farm supply co-ops and other ag retailers are growing, and so are the challenges they face. The report shows that retailers are adjusting to a tougher economic environment accompanying the down-phase of the current ag commodity cycle, as current headwinds are directly related to the sharp decline in commodity …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, AGROTAIN, Economy, Farm Credit, Financial

Ag Lender Poll Shows Commodity Prices as Top Challenge

Kelly Marshall

Midwest Farm Credit lenders reported in a recent poll that commodity prices were the greatest challenge currently facing customers. Senior lenders from 17 Farm Credit Associations said they are responding to this difficulty by offering services that restructure the finical situations of their customers. A new AgriThought report also examines the farm economy and offers lenders support in helping farmers …

Agribusiness, Economy

What Brexit Means for the Global Food System

Joanna Schroeder

The Farm Foundation is hosting a free forum focused on the repercussions of the British electorate vote to leave the European Union (EU). The impact is being felt across dozens of sectors, including agriculture. “What Brexit Means for the Global Food System,” will take place Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT in the Holeman Lounge …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Food, International

Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Ag Machinery

Lizzy Schultz

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of …

AEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Farm Machinery, International, Markets, Research, Video

GreenStone Farm Credit Teams With Ag Incubator

Lizzy Schultz

GreenStone Farm Credit Services recently announced that the community and agricultural lender has made a $25,000 contribution to the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping farmers and entrepreneurs rapidly commercialize their ag-technology machinery, equipment or software innovations. The Incubator will utilize the financial contribution by providing business startup services to clients. GreenStone will also …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Farm Credit, Financial