FARM BUSINESS NEWS
MBAg by Adam Erwin
Adam Erwin DTN Special Correspondent
Thu Feb 14, 2013 05:02 PM CST

You are a grain farmer. Your crops hover near record prices. Crop insurance erases the potential for a hard landing. Long-term fixed interest rates are benign. Land has never been worth more and your used equipment fetches back new prices when traded.

Is this a time to: (a) Take some risk off the table and enjoy the good times; or (b) Go for broke?

I thought so. You don't have to go hog wild on risk right now to enjoy prosperity. And in MTV-speak, this is not a point to get "catfished" by what is probably an artificial reality.

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