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An Ag Lender's Thoughts on Successful Restructuring

In this blog post, we revist an uncomfortable topic: farm foreclosure and bankruptcy. In particular, we get feedback from an farm banker on how to maintain a successful farm-bank relationship during tough times. A collaborative relationship combined with sticking to past plans is the path to achieving a mutually-benefical farm debt restructuring.

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An Ag Lender's Thoughts on Successful Restructuring

In this blog post, we revist an uncomfortable topic: farm foreclosure and bankruptcy. In particular, we get feedback from an farm banker on how to maintain a successful farm-bank relationship during tough times. A collaborative relationship combined with sticking to past plans is the path to achieving a mutually-benefical farm debt restructuring.

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Q&A with a Farm Restructuring Expert

In this blog post, we discuss an uncomfortable topic: farm foreclosure and bankruptcy. We'd be pulling wool over our eyes if we didn't face the fact that there are going to be plenty of tough conversations between farmers and bankers in the coming months and years. This blog post provides actionable advice surrounding farm foreclosure, farm restructuring, and farm bankruptcy.

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Marketing Your Grain in the Top Third is a Poor Goal

In this blog post, we discuss our opinion that marketing your grain in the top third of the market is a poor goal. You're likely thinking, "that doesn't make any sense!". We think you should select goals that allow you to make proactive, not reactive, grain marketing decisions.

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Connecting Working Capital and Grain Marketing

In this blog post, guest author Cullen Wilson discusses the importance of working capital the need to track it regularly on your farm. Tracking working capital enables a different metric to judge your grain marketing and can be an effective "trigger".

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Article: Flex Rents Need to Benefit Both Parties

In this blog post, I point you to an article that summarizes some thoughts I have on flex rents. They are great contracts but they need to be mutually beneficial and negotiated with that in mind.

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The Traits of the Top 20% of Farmers vs the Bottom 20%

In this blog post, we discuss a recent presentation that Dr. David Kohl gave on traits that he believes separate the top 20% vs. bottom 20% of farmers. We also add a few traits to his list.

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Cost of On-Farm vs. Commercial Grain Drying

This blog post calculates the cost of on-farm vs. commercial grain drying. Hint: on-farm grain drying typically offers a great ROI.

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It's True, The Market Doesn't Care About Your Farm's Breakeven

In this blog post, I discuss how "the market" doesn't care about your farm's breakeven. I dig into why you should ignore that statement when making management decisions on your farm.

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