Confessions of a Farm Wife: Vol. 5

My Generation

We're back with another podcast: three farm wives talking corn prices, household budgets and what it all means to production agriculture.

Published on: February 10, 2014

It got a little more serious around the kitchen counter for this, our fifth podcast.

We covered snow days and bored children and exasperated (and cold) husbands last time, but as I wrote in my February column, virtually every economist at virtually every farm meeting this winter has assured us that corn prices are settling in for a new (low) era.

Ohio State University ag economist Matt Roberts assured farmers last month that while the last six years have been a time of unprecedented prosperity in production agriculture, it is about to change. My favorite quote of the winter is his: "It's been six years when any idiot could've made money, and a lot of them did."

Three farm wives and one kitchen counter: discussing corn prices, budgets and what the next few years might bring. From left to right, DeAnna Thomas, Holly Spangler and Emily Webel.
Three farm wives and one kitchen counter: discussing corn prices, budgets and what the next few years might bring. From left to right, DeAnna Thomas, Holly Spangler and Emily Webel.

And so here it is. A little talk about what it all means for our farms, for our families and especially for young farmers, who haven't been through a time like this, if they've been at it less than 10 years.

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Thanks for listening in and as always, let me know what you like, didn't like and what you'd like to hear more of.


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