John Harrington weighs in on which president deserves to be honored by ag more on Presidents Day: an inspiring cheerleader long on theory, or a visionary policymaker who actually shaped the infrastructure and enduring productivity of U.S. agriculture?
While soybean charts show a potential bearish breach of trendline support in this week's activity, the continuous active canola chart has seen the May contract fail to test trendline support drawn from the November low.
In yet another sign of the deteriorating farm economy, a Wells Fargo economist said here last week that banks will not make loans to all financially troubled farmers who have crop insurance this year, even though they will require them to buy it.
DTN joined a tour of U.S. farmers through parts of Amazonia, Mato Grosso and Parana states in Brazil during the first two weeks in February. Farmers touring Mato Grosso and Parana repeatedly noted their soybean yields were lower than expected, but they had shifted to their...
While commercial banks and Farm Credit system lenders hold nearly equal shares of farm debt, banks hold more non-real estate debt, exposing them to greater risks if the farm economy continues to flounder.
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