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Interest Rates are Going Up ... Eventually

Interest rates on going up, but how fast are they rising and what should you expect when you talk to your lender this year?

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March Is Extension Month in Tennessee

3/19/2015 Tennessee AG Events

County Extension offices across the state are planning celebrations and commemorations for the state’s 105-year-old Extension program.

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Lynn: Farm Credit System is Strong

Farm Credit's David Lynn talks to Brownfield Ag News about how farmers are better positioned now than in the 80s.

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Farm Bill Decisions: Are You Sure That’s the Right Program for Your Farm?

ARC or PLC? That’s the million dollar question. How can you be sure?

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Federal Reserve Beige Book: Observations on the Ag Economy- Feb ’15

The Federal Reserve Board released its Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, which includes observations on U.S. agricultural economy.

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U.S. Crop Insurance Floor Prices Expected to Drop Again in 2015

Crop insurance guarantees for U.S. grain in 2015 will fall 10 percent or more based on futures settlement prices for February, according to grain analysts.

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Farmers Share How They Plan to Manage Crop Expenses in 2015

It's no secret corn and soybean farmers face lower prices now than they did a year ago. Astute operators already have plans in place to cut costs while monitoring their margins. But it's still going to take a sharp pencil and perhaps some out-of-the-box management thinking to make ends meet in 2015.

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FFA Wins the Farm Credit Mid-America 299 Ways to Say Thanks Campaign

FFA foundations in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee will share a $100,000 funding boost to help them serve young people in agriculture.

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Crop Insurance Keeps Bulls’ Eye

Crop insurance was cemented as the cornerstone risk management tool for farmers during the 2014 Farm Bill and already attempts have been made to pare down government support for the program.

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89 Million Corn Acres and 83.5 Million Soybean Acres This Year -- USDA

U.S. farmers will plant slightly less land to soybeans this year than the record acreage of 2014 and will plant more corn than originally projected, said the USDA.

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