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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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3 Lessons on Farm Decision-Making From a Poker Champion

In this blog post, we share with you a video on probability-based decision making from professional poker play Liv Boeree. Her thoughts are highly applicable to farm management decision making, given the uncertainty involved with farming.

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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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12-Step Framework for Evaluating New Farms

In this blog post, we discuss a decision framework to use when analyzing farm rent opportunities. From filtering out biases that can trip you up to using farm management software to help with your analysis, we touch base on all aspects of analyzing new farms for rent.

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Video: Prevented Planting Scenario Analysis

In this blog post, we present a video where we show you some detailed farm scenario analysis. Specifically, we use Harvest Profit's farm management software platform to do a prevented planting crop insurance analysis. Every farm is unique and there is no "one-size-fits-all" scenarios for most operations. Put tools and systems in place that work for your farm!

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Are you a top 20% farm manager?

In this blog post, we discuss an article by Dr. David Kohl where he outlines the need for farms to have intellectual capital not just financial capital. We also look into what you need to do to put your farm in the top 20% of operations when it comes to intellectual capital/farm management factor.

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Six Steps to Better Farm Bookkeeping

In this guest blog post, Kris Hauswirth discusses some tips to help you manage you farm's bookkeeping and accounting. Farm accounting shouldn't simply be a task, it should be a farm management decision tool. But it tends to get put on the back burner. Check out these tips to get the most out of your farm accounting.

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No Regret Crop Marketing: 3 Mindsets to Reduce the Emotion of Regret

In this blog post, guest author Cullen Wilson discusses how to fight the always present emotion of regret when making grain marketing decisions. He focuses on how you can apply the work of Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman to help you overcome the impact of regret.

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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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