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Call Iowa Concern for Help with Farm Stress

November 28, 2017, 9:28 am | Margaret VanGinkel, Laura Sternweis

2017 has been a challenging year for farmers and 2018 may be similar. Crop profit margins are tight once again, as more farms face cash flow and working capital constraints. But farmers and their families don’t have to deal with the stress by themselves, says Margaret Van Ginkel, coordinator of Iowa Concern, a program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Carefully Evaluate Firms before Entering into Deferred Price Contracts

November 15, 2017, 8:43 am | Keri Jacobs

Because of the additional risk to the seller, those thinking of using deferred price contracts should carefully evaluate the financial position of firms they are thinking of entering into an agreement with. The type of information sellers should be looking for is highlighted in the publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts."