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CoBank Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange is an innovative knowledge-sharing initiative that is designed to provide strategic insights about trends, structural change, and policy directives within the key rural industries served by CoBank. It draws upon the expertise within CoBank and the rest of the Farm Credit System, the broad perspective of outside consultants and academics, and the first-hand knowledge and experience of CoBank’s customers to enhance CoBank’s collective understanding of emerging business opportunities and risks.

The following Knowledge Exchange articles have been selected by High Plains Farm Credit as featured articles:

Stalled Trade Talks, Record Rains Upend Agriculture, June 2019 – Quarterly U.S. Rural Economic Review

“Trade disputes still loom between the U.S. and China, the EU, Japan, and Mexico.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

Blockchain in Agricultural Commodity Trading: Dream or Reality, June 2019

“Adoption of most blockchain technologies across agriculture, however, has been limited to date.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

African Swine Fever Implications for U.S. Ag, May 2019

“China accounts for half of the world’s pork consumption and production. The country is dealing with a virus that is incredibly difficult to control, especially in a production system that relies heavily on backyard producers.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

Spectrum Sharing Shows Promise for Broadband Access in Rural America, May-2019.

“The wireless industry is embarking on a new unlicensed spectrum sharing business model that will help the likes of wireless internet service providers (WISPs), rural local exchange carriers (RLECs), and electric distributor co-ops build fixed wireless networks in rural America.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

Digital Clouds are Brewing over Rural America, April-2019.

“Companies and organizations in rural America are adopting the hybrid cloud, but a lack of talent and adequate broadband coverage are barriers to wide-scale adoption.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

What’s Ahead for U.S. and Global Markets and Economies in 2019, February-2019.

“This should still be a pretty decent year, with GDP growth of around 2.4 to 2.5 percent. That’s above the historical trend for the U.S. economy, which is about 2 percent per year.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

E-Commerce Disruption Pushes Ag Retailers to Focus on
Distribution and Service, February-2019.

“While the discussion about online ag retail can often devolve into an “either-or” choice between these claims, the future of traditional ag retailers is more nuanced and lies somewhere in between.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

Click here to view all the reports and insights the CoBank Knowledge Exchange has to offer.

Agricultural Economy

Dr. David Kohl

The Ag Globe Trotter
Dr. Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Kohl has traveled more than 8 million miles throughout his professional career and has conducted over 6,000 workshops and seminars for various agricultural groups.

Peterson Farm Brothers

Brothers Greg, Nathan, and Kendal are siblings who farm with their parents near Assaria, Kansas. Though best known for their ag-related song parodies, they also have a number of informational videos, as well as their ‘Life of a Farmer’ video series that details what happens on the farm each month of the year. Check them out for some great knowledge and entertainment.