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  • 2014 Farm Bill Update (Dwight Aakre, International Crop Expo, February 19,2015) PDF
  • The 2014 Farm Bill: What Does It Mean To Your Future Farm Payments (Dwight Aakre, Devils Lake Round-Up, January 2015) PDF
  • The 2014 Farm Bill: What Does It Mean To Your Future Farm Payments (Dwight Aakre, Farm Bill Producer Meetings, October 2014) PDF
  • The 2014 Farm Bill: What Does It Mean To Your Future Farm Payments (Dwight Aakre, October 2014) PDF
  • Farm Bill 2014 (Dwight Aakre, Feb. 5, 2014) **UPDATED 03/07/14** PDF
  • 2013 ACRE Payment Projections (Andy Swenson, Feb. 5, 2014) PDF
  • Will Corn Cashflow at $4.00? PDF
  • What Will Land Values Do (Dwight Aakre, Feb 2014) PDF
  • How the Uncertain 2013 Season Will Influence Crop Insurance Decisions, Presented at Best of the Best (Dwight Aakre, Feb. 6 & 7, 2013) PDF
  • Best Use of Working Capital, Presented at ProAg Service and Insurance Outlook Meeting (Dwight Aakre, Jan. 24, 2013) PDF
  • Corn Silage: a low cost energy feed? Presented at Beyond the Bunk Beef College. (Dwight Aakre, Dec. 19, 2012) PDF
  • Ag Land Valuation Model March 2012 - Dwight Aakre and Ron Haugen PDF
  • Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements January 25, 2012 - Dwight Aakre PDF
  • Mineral Leases and Surface Rights - David Saxowsky PDF (2012 Outlook Conference)
  • Tiling Rented Land - Dwight Aakre PDF (2012 Outlook Conference)
  • Crop Compare (Devils Lake, January 2011) PDF
  • Agricultural Land Valuation (Bismarck, October 2010) PDF
  • Minnesota ACRE Update (September 2010) PDF
  • 2010 Prospective Plantings (Extension Conference March 2010) PDF
  • Irrigated Crop Economics (Western North Dakota) PDF
  • Fertilizer Economics (Devils Lake Roundup 1-6-09) PDF
  • ACRE (Devils Lake Roundup 1-6-09) PDF
  • The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (June 2008) PDF
  • Current Status of CRP in North Dakota (Feb 2008) PDF
  • Biofuels Industry and Impacts on Agriculture (Crop Advisors Workshop 12-27-06) PDF
  • Custom Hire vs. Purchase: an air-seeder example (Feb 2007) PDF

Workshops and Conferences

22nd Annual Crop Insurance Conference - 2015

  • Ethics - Steve Becher, Executive Director, Professional Insurance Agents of ND, PDF 
  • The Market for MPCI Risk: a Reinsurer's Perspective - Joseph Cole, Senior Vice President - Agriculture, Axis Capital PDF
  • Cost of Production for 2015 - Andy Swenson, Farm and Family Resource Management Specialist, NDSU Extension Service PDF
  • Weather Outlook for the 2015 Growing Season - Leon Osborne, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, UND PDF
  • Dynamics of World Markets - Parry Dixon, Economist, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) PDF
  • Compliance Issues with the 2014 Farm Bill - Brian Olschlager, Compliance Division, North Dakota Farm Service Agency PDF
  • 2014 Farm Bill Update - Dwight Aakre, Farm Management Specialist, NDSU Extension Service PDF

Farmland Lease Workshops: The 2012-2013 winter season meeting series presentations and Excel worksheets. Locations are: Beulah, Bismarck, Bowbells, Carrington, Crosby, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Dickey County, Finley, Forman, Hettinger, Jamestown, LaMoure, Minot, Morton County Fairgrounds, Park River, Rugby, Valley City, Watford City, and Wishek.

  • Crop Share Lease - Dwight Aakre - (11/26/12) PDF
  • Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements - Dwight Aakre (11/26/12) PDF
  • Share Rent Excel Worksheets - East Central, North Central, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest - Dwight Aakre
  • North Dakota Crop Land Values and Rents - Andy Swenson PDF
  • Successful Land Rent Negotiations 2013 - Willie Huot PDF

Market Club Facilitator In-service - 2014  link

Outlook Conference for Agricultural Lenders - 2014

  • Analysis of the 2014 Farm Bill - Dwight Aakre PDF
  • Livestock Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Tim Petry PDF
  • Biofuels Outlook - David Ripplinger PDF
  • Farm Financial Performance - Andy Swenson
    • Red River Valley PDF
    • Non-Red River Valley PDF
  • 2014 North Dakota Crop Loan Rates by County PDF
  • Heifer Value - What Can You Pay? - Richard (Skip) Taylor PDF
  • Sugar Outlook - Richard (Skip) Taylor PDF
  • Average Marketing Year Price Forecasts for 2015-16 - Frayne Olson PDF
  • Crop Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Frayne Olson PDF




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