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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:

Spring 2020 Agronomy Outlook: Retailers Are Adequately Prepared to Ride Out the Storm

“Agricultural retailers are on relatively firm footing as they prepare for spring following last year’s complicated agronomy season.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Spring Agronomy Outlook.

Quarterly U.S. Rural Economic Review – Trade Resolutions Boost Optimism for a New Year, December 2019

“The fourth quarter is ending with much more optimism on trade and the economy compared to how it began. Washington has put together a year-end blitz on trade and immigration reform, setting up 2020 to start with a limited U.S.-China trade deal and ratification of USMCA.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Fourth Quarter Update.

The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the U.S. Rural Economy in 2020, December 2019

“The year is coming to a close with an encouraging flurry of activity in Washington that holds promise for the U.S. and rural economies in 2020. This positive momentum will give way to another year of U.S. economic expansion, and deliver broader benefits than in the early years of the economic recovery.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

Grain Elevator Outlook: Tight Basis Squeezes Grain and Oilseed Margins, December 2019

“Grain elevators face a struggle in the year ahead as they buy expensive basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at levels not seen in years. Grain elevators are offering farmers incentives to sell bushels such as lower rates on storage, free delayed pricing, and free grain drying, which are eating into the elevators’ revenues.” Click here to view the entire CoBank Knowledge Exchange article.

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.