Farmers cautioned about predatory lenders
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is cautioning producers, especially dairy farmers, that predatory loan companies are out in full force attempting to taking advantage of the current economic situation.
Operating in the face of uncertainty
The Western Extension Committee is hosting a series of Webinars to give producers guidance in dealing with uncertain economic times.
Economic state of the ag sector
The agricultural sector is not an economic island. However, the global financial difficulties that have caused severe heartburn for financial firms and most of the global economy have largely bypassed the agricultural sector.
Times are challenging, but watch for opportunities
“We’ll get through this,” Randy Blach told the crowd at the 2009 CattleFax Outlook Conference, “and those who do a better job of managing their risk will get through a little better than the rest of us.”
“Buddy, can you spare a nickel for my horse?”
As Congress negotiated the terms of a $700 billion bailout for Wall Street last month, President Bush addressed the nation with a dire warning: “Our entire economy is in danger.”
Know the signs of burnout
“Employee burnout is more than a temporary situation after a difficult week,” says Dorothy Lecher, human resources director at Prema-Lean Farms.