In 2014, a share lease or other form of flexible lease may be needed to help both landowners and tenants survive the adjustment period to new market conditions. Land rental costs have not fallen to the same extent as the recent drop in crop prices. Projections of revenue and expenses for 2014 do not bode well for positive net returns, especially for a tenant. Moreover, crop price projections do not indicate a foreseeable return to the levels of recent years.
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December 11, 2013
Today, University of Minnesota Extension announced a restructuring of the federally funded SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Education Program - Education) for low-income audiences.
November 11, 2013
An increase in 2014 farmland rent in Minnesota may indicate a loss for producers at current corn and soybean cash forward contract prices available.
November 10, 2013
Many of the foods found on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate are mainstays of Minnesota farms. Minnesota leads the nation in production of turkey, red potatoes and green peas and has contributed to great advancements in wheat, butter, honey, and fruit and vegetable production.
November 6, 2013
October 23, 2013
Many growers have questions about management in 2014, particularly about the possible effect of fallow syndrome, due to increased prevented plant corn acres this year.
October 14, 2013
University of Minnesota Extension Dean Bev Durgan honored Connie Greer, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, on Oct. 8 at Extension's annual conference. She also honored several Extension faculty and staff members for exemplary work that helped Minnesotans improve their lives through Extension research and education.