FARM LIFE NEWS
The Power of Diversification
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:19 PM CDT

Driving toward the North Dakota Bankers Association's Ag Credit Conference last week, I thought how nice it must be for the state's farmers to have their wheat and row crops and sunflowers and canola and sugar beets all have different paces of maturity, different responses to the season's weather, and different harvest timeframes. More importantly, I was reminded of the power of diversification in the markets themselves. Having such a mix of crops perhaps makes a visiting market analyst work a little harder and include a few more slides in her presentation, but it insulates farmers from the whims and ...

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