Farm Life

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  • Liquidity and farm income topped the ABA/Farmer Mac survey of bankers' worries. Uncertainties about trade and weather climbed up the list, while more traditional concerns, like rental rates and labor, slipped lower. (Chart courtesy of ABA)

    Liquidity Concerns Grow

    Bankers Worry About Liquidity as Farmers Adjust to Lean Times Agricultural lenders say they're growing more concerned about working capital on the farm as profit margins continue to be squeezed. They're also hearing more from their...

  • According to a recent survey by the United Soybean Board, 60% of farmers say they don't have adequate internet connectivity to perform necessary business tasks. (Getty Images photo)

    Working Without a 'Net

    It's hard to maintain a positive outlook with the trade war, tough growing season, thin profit margins, etc., but it's worth the effort. Research shows positive leadership is a competitive advantage.

  • Each week, Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen have reported on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photos by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    The weather outside turns frightful as our View From the Cab farmers wrap up harvest with some final thoughts on the 2019 season.

  • Good leaders use a metaphorical telescope to create and implement a vision of what they want their business to grow into over the long term. (Photo courtesy of Tobias Lindman, CC BY 2.0)

    Farm Business Blog

    It's hard to maintain a positive outlook with the trade war, tough growing season, thin profit margins, etc., but it's worth the effort. Research shows positive leadership is a competitive advantage.

Farm Life Blogs & Columns

An Urban's Rural View

Between 1900 and 2000, world population quadrupled but global grain production rose by five times and global industrial output by 40 times. This line of combines, harvesting a crop in Mato Grosso in Brazil, is an example of how much ag technology has changed. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)

Editors' Notebook

According to a recent survey by the United Soybean Board, 60% of farmers say they don't have adequate internet connectivity to perform necessary business tasks. (Getty Images photo)
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