The Ag Globe Trotter - Weekly
Current and previous weekly editions of Dr. Kohl's The Ag Globe Trotter are listed below. Click on a title to read the entire article.
The COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitics, military unrest, consumer demand shifts and technology all appear to be converging, which is creating both challenges and opportunities. In the midst of these shocks, new waves of producers are entering the agriculture industry. Let’s discuss how these producers are getting their start.
If two years of the pandemic and the Russo-Ukrainian War were not enough to manage, leading economic indicators are now showing signals of a possible economic downturn. These signals are in the early stages but need close attention.Read Article
Retiring agribusiness professionals often mention to me that the current times remind them of the beginning of their careers in the late 1970s, when inflation was running rampant at 12% to 15%. It’s déjà vu all over again decades later.Read Article
The Ag Globe Trotter - Quarterly
Welcome to the quarterly editions of The Ag Globe Trotter by Dr. Dave Kohl.
The current inflationary environment requires intensity in managing financials and business decisions across the business and consumer spectrum. In this article we focus on the historical perspectives and current contributors to elevated prices and the implications to owners and managers in the ag industry.Read Article
Approximately two years ago, rumors were prevalent in the airport clubs about a virus moving quickly around the globe. Now, nearly two years later, the challenge is not over. Let's step back and reflect on some of the changes that have impacted the agriculture industry and our lives and discuss some of the wisdom learned.
The younger generation of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural entrepreneurs is infusing a new energy into the agriculture industry and rural areas. This is challenging the agriculture communities across the spectrum including agribusinesses, lenders, policymakers, academic institutions, and others to align to better serve this segment. The young agriculturalists are very agile, innovative, and definitely more business-savvy than their predecessors. Let's envision a broad range of topics that will be the centerpiece of their success over the next decade and beyond.Read Article