Updating Your Succession Plan
Updating your succession and retirement plan to reflect today's high land and machinery prices can help ensure your plan is still viable. On this edition of Fielding Questions, we speak with Russ Tweiten, SVP Succession and Retirement Planning, about why reviews are necessary and what they could mean for the future of your farming operation.
Spring Market Opportunities
In the Fielding Questions podcast, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Vice President of Insurance and Commodity Marketing Education Rob Fronning discusses the current market environment. Fronning is encouraging farmers to take advantage of market rallies.
In this edition of Fielding Questions, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Vice President of Insurance and Customer Education Rob Fronning discusses the late start to the planting season, seasonal market trends, and the cattle market. Fielding Questions is a collaboration between AgCountry Farm Credit Services and the Red River Farm Network.
Livestock Risk Protection
Raising livestock can be a tricky business at times. In this edition of Fielding Questions, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Insurance Specialist Megan Huether discusses the Livestock Risk Protection insurance policy. Listen as Megan details what the program has to offer and why those who raise livestock should explore it.
YBF Starting Gate
Getting your start as a young or beginning farmer can be challenging. Wyatt Wardner, AVP loan officer with AgCountry Farm Credit Services, stops by to discuss what options exist for young or beginning farmers, including AgCountry's Starting Gate program.
March Market Update
In this episode of the Fielding Questions, AgCountry's Marketing Education Specialist Cody Didier discusses the latest crop reports. Cody breaks down what the conditions of crops of Argentina and Brazil mean for U.S. farmers and ranchers.
SCO & ECO
As crop prices remain high, farmers and ranchers are considering ways of protecting that price. One option could be adding SCO or ECO to their multi-peril crop insurance policy. Nick Dreyer, senior insurance specialist with AgCountry, discusses how these policies work and how they could benefit farmers.
In this episode of Fielding Questions, AgCountry Vice President of Insurance and Commodity Marketing Education Rob Fronning recaps the recent USDA crop report. Rob also touches upon the volatility seen during the month of February as crop insurance spring pricing is being calculated.
Farm Bill 2023 Update
A new farm bill is being written in Washington, D.C. Howard Olson, SVP Government and Public Affairs with AgCountry, stops by to discuss where we stand in the process. Howard details where opportunities and challenges lie in getting a new bill done in 2023.
Picking the Right MPCI Policy
Farmers & ranchers have many different options available to them when it comes to a multi-peril crop insurance policy. Keith Wilson, SVP insurance at AgCountry Farm Credit Services, discusses the importance of MPCI and what producers should look for when making their selection for the 2023 crop year.
Preparing for the New Year
The Federal Reserve increased the benchmark interest rate by another 50 basis points. AgCountry Farm Credit Services Vice President of Marketing Education Rob Fronning says young and beginning farmers have not seen anything, but near-zero interest rates, while others have been through this cycle before. As the end of the year approaches, Fronning emphasizes the importance of a marketing plan. “Volatility creates volatility and we’ll have more of it going forward,” said Fronning.
Controlling Operating Costs
On this episode of Fielding Questions, we speak to AVP Branch Manager Jordan Croatt about the rising costs to operate a farm or ranch. We'll cover action steps farmers can take on their farm.
Whether it's hunting, fishing, riding ATVs, or just having a place of your own, purchasing recreational land comes with a different set of considerations than buying farmland. Kyle Rylander, MVP Home Loans with AgCountry, joins the program to discuss the ins and outs of financing rec land.
Monitor Basis Levels
In the latest edition of Fielding Questions, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Vice President of Insurance and Customer Education Rob Fronning considers the latest market developments. There have been basis opportunities, but growers should be alert to basis levels. A rangebound market and market considerations for 2023 are also discussed.
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance
In the latest edition of the Fielding Questions podcast, Geoff Blegen, SVP Insurance with AgCountry Farm Credit Services, highlights Pasture, Rangeland, Forage insurance. "There is an opportunity to protect your investment or potentially get money back if they need to buy hay or get more pasture ground," said Blegen. This podcast is a collaboration between AgCountry Farm Credit Services and the Red RIver Farm Network.
2022 Harvest Update
AgCountry Farm Credit Services VP Insurance and Customer Education Rob Fronning joins the podcast to give listeners an update on how harvest is moving. Rob also discusses transportation and crop insurance options.
The Progressive Agriculture Foundation and AgCountry Farm Credit Services are dedicated to farm safety. Hear more in the latest Fielding Questions podcast episode from Progressive Agriculture Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Kuhl about the work they do and the importance of farm safety.
Farmers have many options when it comes to picking the right crop insurance policies for their operation. On this episode of Fielding Questions, we'll learn more about Margin Protection from Vice President of Insurance and Customer Education Rob Fronning. Can Margin Protection help you? Find out by listening along!
Staying On Track
In this episode of the Fielding Questions podcast, Russ Tweiten, senior vice president of succession and retirement planning with AgCountry Farm Credit Services, emphasizes the need to stay on track with the succession and retirement plan. "The key is to have a written plan for every component of the farm." Accountability is critically important. "What we like to do initially is to have a separate meeting with the parents and a separate meeting with the successors to make sure a shared vision is there."
In the latest Fielding Questions episode, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Market Education Specialist Katie Tangen talks markets, crop conditions, and takes a closer look at the August USDA report findings.