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Sara Schafer is the managing editor of Top Producer magazine.
Sara Schafer is the managing editor of Top Producer magazine.

Articles By Sara Schafer

Jerry Gulke WMR
May 24, 2019

Jerry Gulke: How Long Will This Weather Market Last?

The corn market continues its ascent. December corn was up nearly 22¢ for the week ending May 24.
Jerry Gulke WMR
May 17, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Corn Moves in Biblical Proportions

“Wow.” That’s how Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, describes this week’s action in the corn market.
Money & finance
May 17, 2019

Rural Bankers: Farm Loan Defaults to Double from 2017 Levels

For the first time since November, the Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) fell below growth neutral.
Prevent plant (4)
May 17, 2019

Answers to Common Prevent Plant Questions

Prevented planting decisions are always difficult, but market and policy dynamics make 2019 decisions even more difficult.
Risk
May 15, 2019

Manage Risk: 5 Grain Marketing Tips for 2019

Don’t let today's challenges override best practices for grain marketing. Follow these steps for planning your 2019 grain sales.
Wisconsin farmland
May 14, 2019

4 Factors That Could Cause Lower Farmland Values

Despite continued, several factors are pointing to some downward pressure on farmland markets.
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May 13, 2019

Is Prevent Plant the Most Profitable Option in 2019?

If your planting is dramatically delayed and your weather forecast doesn’t look great, you may be considering the prevent planting option. You’re not alone.
May 13, 2019

Young Farmers: Your Lender Wants You To Take These 3 Steps

While some farmers are weathering the current economic storm well, others are needing to up their management game and finetune their business analysis. This is especially important for young farmers.
May 10, 2019

WASDE Analysis: Bears Overrun the Grain Markets

On the bearish-to-bullish scale (with 1 being bearish and 10 being bullish), Ted Seifried would give the today’s round of USDA reports a 2 or 3.