Farming

EP64: Electric Vehicles, Sustainable Aviation Fuel & The Future of Corn Ethanol

EP64: Electric Vehicles, Sustainable Aviation Fuel & The Future of Corn Ethanol

American farmers will plant about 90 million acres of corn in 2022. Approximately 35% of that corn will find its way to an ethanol plant. In frank terms, ethanol has been good for corn farmers. But how long will ethanol demand persist amid the proliferation of electric vehicles combined with growing sentiment opposed to ethanol? Pete Meyer, head of grain, oilseed, and advanced feedstocks analytics with S&P Global Commodity Insights discusses the future of ethanol and corn demand to explain how it will impact corn producers.

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WEBINAR: Planting Practices For Greater Profit

WEBINAR: Planting Practices For Greater Profit

The XtremeAg team shares practices they employ at time of planting to build better yields and make more money. Guest presenter Jason Schley of Next Level Ag expands on planting do’s, don’ts, and lessons he’s gleaned from all the acres he consults on. Both Jason and the XtremeAg team answer viewer questions and take a deeper dive into planting practices throughout the webinar.

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Commodity Classic: Triple Option Payoff

Commodity Classic: Triple Option Payoff

Lee installed a significant number of acres of drain tile on his farm last year. He talks about the three immediate payoffs that he is seeing as a result of his tile installation.

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Tile Drainage Explained (Part 2): From Install to Benefits of The Investment

Tile Drainage Explained (Part 2): From Install to Benefits of The Investment

Tile drainage isn’t really tile — it’s corrugated, perforated, plastic pipe. Maybe you know that or maybe the concept of subsurface farm drainage is new to you. Either way, you should listen to this two-part episode about the benefits and payoffs of tile drainage. Tile drainage is water management and it is good for the environment, your soil, and your bottom line. Lee Lubbers says tile drainage is a triple payoff through appreciation, depreciation, and asset improvement! Lee is joined by Chad Henderson who explains his 90 acre project complete with lift station, and Kevin Matthews who began installing tile on his North Carolina farms 15 years ago. ​

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Tile Drainage Explained (Part 1): From Install to Benefits of The Investment

Tile Drainage Explained (Part 1): From Install to Benefits of The Investment

Tile drainage isn’t really tile — it’s corrugated, perforated, plastic pipe. Maybe you know that or maybe the concept of subsurface farm drainage is new to you. Either way, you should listen to this two-part episode about the benefits and payoffs of tile drainage. Tile drainage is water management and it is good for the environment, your soil, and your bottom line. Lee Lubbers says tile drainage is a triple payoff through appreciation, depreciation, and asset improvement! Lee is joined by Chad Henderson who explains his 90 acre project complete with lift station, and Kevin Matthews who began installing tile on his North Carolina farms 15 years ago. ​

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AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO YOUR CROP INSURANCE AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAM DECISIONS

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO YOUR CROP INSURANCE AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAM DECISIONS

Derrik Hobbs , Managing Principal and Risk Manager for Silveus Financial will be presenting the process that he uses to navigate these integrated financial decisions with farm clients across the nation. He will dive into live consulting examples to demonstrate how important it is to be aware of all financial moving parts as decisions are made, and the critical role the FSA plays in the total picture. He will go beyond, ARC-County, ARC-IC, and PLC and pull back the curtain to farm profitability and the way an operator assesses their risk and reward and how they ultimately make important financial decisions.

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Mo’ Money — Can Your Crop Insurance Company Do That?

Mo’ Money — Can Your Crop Insurance Company Do That?

Farming is a business as well as a lifestyle. Fact: if you don’t operate your farm as the business it is, there will be no lifestyle. Jared Clark, CEO of Silveus Financial explains how to protect profits and make more money off your crop insurance by integrating it with commodity marketing. In a year like 2022 is shaping up to be — with escalating commodity prices and solid demand — you might be tempted to overlook crop insurance and simply swing for the fences. Jared explains why that’s likely a bad decision. Listen to this to make mo’ money!!

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What Worked in 2021: In-Season Fertility

What Worked in 2021: In-Season Fertility

Our year end webinar that recaps the products used by XtremeAg in 2021, their observations, data and recommendations for 2022. The team goes in depth about their experiences last season with in-season fertility products. ​

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Uncertainty, Ukraine & Managing Volatility (If Only In Your Head!)

Uncertainty, Ukraine & Managing Volatility (If Only In Your Head!)

Russia invaded Ukraine, global commodity markets are going crazy, supply chains continue to be disrupted, fertilizer may be unavailable, and then there are interest rate and inflation issues to sort out. In short, the world’s a volatile place. It’s normal to feel a little nervy! But what steps can each of us take to minimize stress, and even capitalize on the current volatility? Kelly Garrett discusses his strategies to profit during times of uncertainty along with Silveus Financial Risk Advisor Bryce Guse.

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