agribusiness http://kbia.org en Agricultural lenders at MU symposium discuss industry changes http://kbia.org/post/agricultural-lenders-mu-symposium-discuss-industry-changes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two-day Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium at MU ended Thursday. This is the second year for the symposium, which gathered a variety of agricultural lenders such as loan officers, credit </span>analysists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, regulators and board members.</span></p><p>The symposium brought in experts to speak to lenders on challenges the agriculture industry is currently facing and possible solutions.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:46:34 +0000 Morgan Uber 35005 at http://kbia.org Agricultural lenders at MU symposium discuss industry changes Field Notes: The year's top stories in agriculture http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-years-top-stories-agriculture <p><em><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><u><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes">Field Notes</a></u><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></em></p><p><em><em>For this edition of&nbsp;</em>Field Notes&nbsp;<em>— our first in 2013 — we decided to take a look back at last year’s biggest stories in agriculture.</em></em></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:37:20 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Peggy Lowe 26826 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: The year's top stories in agriculture South American farmers may benefit from US drought http://kbia.org/post/south-american-farmers-may-benefit-us-drought <p></p><p style="line-height: 19px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; font-family: Verdana; padding: 5px 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Corn prices hit record highs this past August when they soared to over $8 a bushel, in large part because the drought hammering U.S. farms decimated corn stocks. Such prices were a windfall for Midwest farmers who actually&nbsp;<em style="padding: 0px 3px 0px 0px; ">had</em>&nbsp;corn to sell. But could high corn prices hurt farmers if they drive buyers looking for cheaper grain and feed to South American farms?</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:27:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 24072 at http://kbia.org South American farmers may benefit from US drought Paying to do farm chores? It's called agritourism [slideshow] http://kbia.org/post/paying-do-farm-chores-its-called-agritourism-slideshow <p>Picking fruit, tasting wine, petting a goat, roping a cow. When customers pay for the honor of taking on such farm chores ... or delights &hellip; it&rsquo;s called &ldquo;agritourism.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:25:56 +0000 Camille Phillips 18325 at http://kbia.org Paying to do farm chores? It's called agritourism [slideshow]