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Animal Ag Advisory: How to Manage your Risk, Protect your Livestock

By K·Coe Editorial | June 28, 2019
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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Molly Fenske The appearance of yet another undercover video showing employee abuse on a dairy farm has shaken and angered consumers and retailers across the nation. As information continues to emerge, the fall out continues to impact the dairy industry. The reaction is not over yet and its final …

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Midwest Crop Checkup: Are You Stress Testing Your Decisions?

By K·Coe Editorial | June 13, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes By Thomas Eatherly Midwest agriculture has had to rewrite the book for making smart crop decisions this year.  Weather has prompted delivery, logistics, and storage issues for some growers, and a rush to market for others.  This growing season has been challenging at best – with the cool, cloudy weather …

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Power from Big Data

Producers Yielding Power from Big Data

By K·Coe Editorial | May 21, 2019
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Reading Time: 1 minute If you’re still using Excel and other software programs to track crop rotation and inputs, but are struggling to tally the full costs involved in all the crops you grow, you are missing out on the total profitability picture.  Running your business without complete and accurate data is certain to …

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How Working Capital Can Make or Break You

By K·Coe Editorial | May 20, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s ag environment shows commodity prices are below break-even for some operators, while barely budging the break-even level for others.  Economists have referred to this situation as “a grinder effect.” Meaning, the profitability level is grinding away at working capital little by little. Ultimately, this effect impacts the efforts needed …

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The Application of Blockchains in Ag

By K·Coe Editorial | April 24, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Agriculture is steadily adopting the use of blockchain technology to improve sustainability by enabling the entire food supply chain – growers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers – to employ a framework that helps with delivery of comprehensive transparency for consumers, as well as deter the growing presence of food fraud. …

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Your Most Lucrative Ag Advantage May Be Looking Right at You

By K·Coe Editorial | April 2, 2019
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Reading Time: 1 minute The number one concern of the nearly 100 agribusinesses surveyed by AgCareers.com is the competitive pull for talent and difficulties in recruiting.  Over 53 percent of those farm and ranch operations reported that employee training and development was their second biggest worry. These statistics speak volumes for the state of …

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