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Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Thu Oct 24, 2013 03:43 PM CDT

For the past several years, the federal government and consumer groups have been promoting small, beginning, locally-grown and organic producers. They've also encouraged more value-added activities to increase or diversify revenue.

With margins looking as if they're going to be shrinking for typical commodity producers, an increasing number of traditional producers are also likely to start looking at ways to add to their revenue base through value-added activities. The options can be as diverse as exporting specialty soybeans direct to Asian buyers, contracting with a regional grocery chain to supply sweet corn or turning a short-line equipment dealership into a ...

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