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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

23rd Annual Crop Insurance Conference - 2016

  • Weather Outlook for 2016 - Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois link
  • Crop Insurance Issues in Washington - Tara Smith, V.Pres. of Federal Affairs, Michael Torrey Assoc., LLC  PDF
  • Margin Protection Update - 2016 Spring Wheat - Dave Paul, Crop Insurance Division, Watts and Associates PDF
  • Trend v. Cycle; Environment v. Execution - Michael Swanson, Chief Agricultural Economist, Wells Fargo PDF
  • Malt Barley Endorsement Program Review - Dave Paul, Crop Insurance Division, Watts and Associates PDF
  • Federal Crop Insurance Program Update - Mike Alston, Assoc. Administrator, USDA RMA  PDF
  • Precision Farming Technology Systems and Federal Crop Insurance - Eric Bashore, Billings Regional Office Director, USDA RMA PDF
  • Big Data Implications for Crop Insurance Agents - Terry Griffin, Cropping Systems Economist, Kansas State University PDF
  • Big Data and Drones on the Farm - Shannon Ferrell, Assoc. Professor, Agricultural Law, Oklahoma State University 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 - 2015

  • Farm Financial Performance - Andy Swenson
    • Red River Valley PDF
    • Non-Red River Valley PDF
  • 2015 North Dakota Crop Loan Rates by County PDF
  • Energy Outlook - David Ripplinger PDF
  • Livestock Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Tim Petry PDF
  • Asset Values and Collateralization - Ryan Larsen PDF
  • U.S. Economic Outlook - Stan Herren PDF
  • Sugar Beet Economics
    • Richard (Skip) Taylor PDF
    • David Ripplinger PDF
  • Beef Farm Projections - Richard (Skip) Taylor PDF
  • Responding to Smaller Operating Margins - Dwight Aakre PDF
  • Average Marketing Year Price Forecasts for 2016-17 - Frayne Olson PDF
  • Crop Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Frayne Olson PDF




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