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Trade war leaves conventional farmers in a mess

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What a world we live in. We now know that we are in a trade war with China. When a trade war was just a threat, China began canceling US soybean contracts and Brazil is now filling that gap. This shift in markets will impact conventional US grain farmers for years to come. This has…

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Alternatives To Grow Your Wealth

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Do you control the economies across the world? The malfeasance in the financial markets that caused the 2009 meltdown, wars & global conflict, inflation, trade wars, debt, natural disasters, politicians? Of course, you don’t but these are the tails that wag the stock market dog. Today’s turbulent stock market limits your growth where the safest…

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The Best is Yet to Come

I thought you might find this article that came out today in the Green Money Journal of interest and to reminder that our team at Sustainable Farm Partners look forward to staying in touch. There is great satisfaction in knowing you can invest profitably in a way that aligns with your personal values. These value-based…

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Robots in the Mud

There is a lot of well-deserved interest in agriculture these days. After all, growing food is critical in any economy and is uncorrelated to gyrations in the stock market. In fact, the value of Iowa farmland out-perform the DJIA. The question here is, can high tech robotics improve our yields, returns, and efficiency? Recently, a…

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An Unusual Organic Crop Rotation

When I was eleven working on my family farms in Emmetsburg, our license plate proudly stated “Iowa, A Place To Grow”. That has never been truer than today. What has changed for my family is how we farm, moving from conventional chemical-based farming to organic. Today our organic crop rotations include corn, oats, soybeans, alfalfa…

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The Economist – January 3, 2015

January 3, 2015 “Institutional investors such as pension funds see farmland as fertile ground to plough … farming them out to specialist funds … Over the past 20 years in America, annual returns of 12% have caused some to dub it “gold with a coupon” … it out performed most asset classes … with low volatility…

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