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Ethanol Margins Improve, But Still Too Much Capacity

The COVID-19 outbreak exacerbated headwinds the ethanol industry was already grappling with, which included reduced gasoline consumption and softening exports. A recent report from CoBank indicates the ethanol industry currently has excess capacity of 1 billion gallons and this is expected to increase to 2.4 billion gallons in 2021.
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CoBank Forecasts Improved Market Conditions for Sugarbeets in 2020

In 2019, the acreage planted to sugarbeets saw a significant decline along with the quality of crop. As result, sugarbeet processors struggled financially, but a recent report from CoBank, outlines how the 2020 growing season could be a perfect storm for sugarbeet farmers and processors to get back on their feet.
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A Shared Solution to Rural Broadband

Network sharing is a way for national wireless operators to reduce their network cost structure in rural America. The average cost of a new tower can cost upwards of $200,000 for a single company. Splitting the cost among 3 companies would allow operators to provide coverage in rural areas at a third of the cost.
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Best Bets for 2020: Lawn and Garden & Precision Farming Equipment

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week’s episode we take a look at Ag Equipment Intelligence’s 2020 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report, specifically examining what dealers said were their “Best Bets” for upcoming year, along with concerns over the rising price of new equipment. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses dealers’ hiring plans for precision farming specialists in 2020. Also in this episode, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank reports farmland values are holding steady in the 11th District, African Swine Fever’s potential impact on U.S. ag and equipment sales, and an update on the hemp market.
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CoBank Report Examines Forces That Will Shape U.S. Rural Economy in 2019

The U.S. economy is still performing well by most key measures. However, consumers, investors, companies and other market participants have become more wary about the near- term future with seemingly good reason. Global and U.S. economic prospects are weakening and the agricultural economy shows few signs of an imminent comeback, according to a comprehensive 2019 outlook report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division.
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CoBank Report Says Rising Output Compressing Agricultural Margins

The latest Quarterly Rural Economic Review from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division indicates that any significant farm price improvements over last year’s prices will be limited, particularly with record U.S. yields for many of the major crop commodities adding to available supply levels.


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[Podcast] 3 Year Outlook: A Gradual Upturn in Ag Economy

Casey Seymour of 21st Century Equipment and Moving Iron LLC talks with Tanner Ehmke, manager of CoBank’s knowledge exchange that provides market industry research on sectors affecting the rural economy.
Casey Seymour of 21st Century Equipment and Moving Iron LLC talks with Tanner Ehmke, manager of CoBank’s knowledge exchange that provides market industry research on sectors affecting the rural economy.
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