FARM LIFE NEWS
DTN Ag Business Benchmark
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:10 AM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Don't look now, but the windfalls from corn production since 2008 lured global competitors into the business. Low-cost production could overhang the market for years -- provided politics and military strife don't interfere.

High corn yields and profits outside the U.S. could be one of the shockers that mean foreign competitors won't retreat just because prices have slipped, a preliminary study of 2012 sample farm returns by Purdue University economist Michael Langemeier found.

Langemeier is conducting a multi-year benchmarking study in conjunction with colleagues from dozens of countries around the world, organized by the von Thunen ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 1 With sub-$4 corn forecast for multiple years, growers need to make a preemptive strike on their 2...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
Related News Stories
View From the Cab
Got Cheese?
Net Farm Income Falling Fast
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl
Senior Partners - 5
Russ' Vintage Iron
View From the Cab
China's Shrinking Hog Herd
Neonics in Water
Training for Sustainability