What is your opinion on the future of AG?
Generally farmers are always optimistic that prices will go up. I'm not so sure I feel that way. What do you guys think.
Everyone talks about how bad farming economy is but everytime a piece of land is up for rent its getting ran even higher by farmers trying t...More
Agriculture like most our economy is due for a major correction. Maybe it just me, but I dunno how a person continues to overpay land rent, ...More
And what way is that correction going to go? Everything is supply and demand driven and for some reason nobody gets that our gov’t keeps ent...More
Well, we may need to adapt to be able to thrive. Try some different farming methods, adjust crop mixes, grow what the market/consumer asks f...More
Renewable energy sources like ethanol and biodiesel, have been the control method for ag commodity pricing, using enough product to keep sur...More
Couldn't disagree with you more in regard to ethanol and biodiesel. They exist by subsidized demand. Think that through the lens of cheap fo...More
**** i am wrong but commodities always seem to trend back to the Marginal cost of production. i think if you look at commodities as whole th...More
As long as the USDA can come out with any report it wants with figures that just don’t add up we will be in trouble. The RFS is being taken ...More
yes I agree,our own government killed us last year. If we can not have real information and numbers we con not make any good decisons
As long as government is in ag and the industrialization of ag continues, ag as we know it will plummit and eventually be gone. Land is quic...More
I think the future looks very bright, but then again, I’m a contrarian.
You are correct that most farmers are optimistic, especially young producers that have not been through tough times. The more optimistic an...More
corn and soybeans current high ending stocks coupled with future production creates a massive supply of grain, strong US Dollar making US co...More
I am looking at five years out. I firmly believe that protein based meat will change ag as we know it..Another major point of interest in p...More
I agree the last four or five years have been really tough for dairy and not much better for growing corn and soy. As far as a big rally and...More
Coming from a dairy that recently sold out couldn’t agree more we’ve spent the last year making a lot of adjustments to be able to keep goin...More
I agree with the bank part, they are nothing but a bunch of jerks....but they are trying to make a profit. The Farm Credit system gives back...More
Until times get tough. Ask older guys what FC is like then.
Yes dairy is tough, when I first read your reply I was talking to an ex dairy farmer that just sold his cows 18mos ago. Prior To your resp...More
I have been waiting for a turn around on the dairy side of things for 5 years. We might see small bounces for short periods of time, but lon...More
Things definitely do not seem promising out there. Dad always said with an election year prices always go up. Right that appears to be our...More
Explain your comment about government always seems to cater to the big guys..During 7 terms on FSA board, never once a payment limit on smal...More
They will figure out ways to keep feed / food prices down, because that is in the government's best interests......you can see we are gettin...More
People are going to have babies and people need to eat. Need to figureout how to make it on $4.50 spring wheat, $3.00 cash corn and $7....More