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2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Total risk can be divided into two major categories: business risk and financial risk. In this farmdoc daily article, case farms are used to examine the relationship between business, financial, and total risk, and to illustrate what happens to each of these risks when interest rates and leverage change.

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2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Phosphorus and potassium are important for crop production. But is one nutrient more important than the other? To learn the answer to this question, watch a new video titled: Relative Importance of P and K for corn and soybean in Wisconsin. Watch the video in this Wisconsin Crop Manager article.

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2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
There are numerous economic challenges for crop production in 2016. Tips for maximizing your economic return on fertilizer are provided in the video titled: Strategies to Maximize Return on Fertilizer in 2016. Watch the video in this Wisconsin Crop Manager article.

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2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
The problem many U.S. farming operations face now is the ability to cash-flow the business for the next 18 to 24 months. The long-term concern is the overall debt-load of the farm business. Read more on cash flowing your operation from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Kelvin Leibold, farm management field specialist at Iowa State University, says tile drainage systems can be a beneficial solution in areas that experience drainage problems. This United Soybean Board news release provides three underlying reasons he says adding tile to your field can be worth the investment.

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2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Two new web-based decision tools are now available in the crop insurance section of farmdoc. The ifarm Premium Calculator provides farmer-paid premiums for insurance products on a per acre basis. The ifarm Insurance Evaluator provides performance evaluations of alternative crop insurance products for a case farm within a county.

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2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cover crops, in conjunction with reduced-till planting and rotation, could be an important part of row crop farmers' moisture management systems - and in some cases could provide a bump in yield. Read more on the use of cover crops from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Each year the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) provides estimates of planted acreage of corn and soybeans in the U.S. These estimates provide important fundamental information about potential crop size and have important implications for the price of corn and soybeans. The purpose of this farmdoc daily article is to examine the relationship between monthly FSA and final NASS acreage data to determine if and how soon in the cycle that FSA data might be useful in anticipating final NASS acreage estimates for corn and soybeans.

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1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
This farmdoc daily article describes and assesses the proposal to add cottonseed to the list of "other oilseeds." The proposal is important due to its potential cost and because it raises other issues, including the generic base program and other oilseed program. These issues are also discussed.

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