9.3 Tips: Preparing for Round-Four of the Great Margin Squeeze

By Brent Gloy and David Widmar.
(Brent and David originally wrote this piece for the December issue of Successful Farming, available here.)

The frustrating realization that 2017 will likely be another difficult financial year for producers has begun to set in. After three years of falling net farm income and negative budget conditions for corn and soybean production throughout the country, 2017 is setting up to look like Round Four of the Great Margin Squeeze. In light of this, we offer 9.3 tips for planning and preparing for 2017.

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The 2016 Agricultural Year in Review

Yes, believe it or not, tis the Season: The 2016 Agricultural Year in Review. We were surprised how active the year was when we put pen-to-paper and started making our list of the most notable stories in 2016. With that said, here is our top 20 list: Continue reading