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  • Working Capital to Value of Farm Production – One Measure of Liquidity
    This article examines working capital to value of farm production for selected producer characteristics. Working capital to Value of Farm production is one of the traditional measures of liquidity suggested by the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC), with others being…
  • Revision of 2020 Corn and Soybean Budgets
    Budgets for 2020 have been revised and are now available on farmdoc. Revised budgets use a corn price of $3.90 per bushel and soybean price of $9.10 per bushel, both of which are an increase in price expectations following what…

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PUBLIC ATTITUDES ABOUT FARMERS AND FARMING: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

  Farmers enjoy one of the highest levels of public trust of any group or potential source of information. A recent survey at American Farm Bureau found that 88% of Americans trust farmers. Agriculture needs some of the most trusted folks on the planet, farmers and ranchers, to step up engagement with the public about all the ways modern agriculture aligns very closely with their values. (Farm Bureau)

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A CLEARER CLIMATE PICTURE EMERGES

Assessing the likely impact of climate change has grown as a concern for big companies making strategic decisions about future capital allocation and strategy. But the challenge of forecasting temperatures far out has made such assessments tough. (The Wall Street Journal)

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TRUMP TOUTS PROMISES AFTER PAINFUL YEAR FOR FARMERS

Growers gave Trump a warm welcome at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation conference here, with members of the traditionally right-leaning group — the industry’s biggest lobbying organization — saying they remain optimistic the agriculture economy is on the mend. (Politico)

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ILLINOIS FARMERS HELPED BY LATEST U.S. TRADE DEALS, QUESTIONS REMAIN

Illinois farmers will get a much-needed lift from two international trade agreements approved by the federal government last week, but experts are uncertain if their situations will improve in the long term. (Southern Illinoisan)

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