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Beacon Ag Group, a department of Beacon Credit Union, a financial services company, is committed to the needs of agriculture. We employ creative approaches and old-fashioned personal service to help you determine the best solution for your needs. We strive to be your trusted provider for loans and crop insurance. At Beacon Ag, we are ag people serving ag people.

What's New at Beacon Ag?
What's New at Beacon Ag?

The January 2018 Revenue Management Update reviews some bearish USDA numbers and suggests price risk management strategies to consider for a few crops.

The December 2017 Revenue Management Update covers the recent changes from USDA and looks at the large structural change in the corn futures market.

The November 2017 Revenue Management Update contains a report on the surprising USDA crop yields and raises two big questions for the ag outlook for late 2017 into 2018. 

The October 2017 Revenue Management Update features a recap of the latest USDA Crop Production & Supply/Demand reports, plus thoughts from Rich Morrison, a risk management analyst on managing risk in 2018.

The August 2017 Revenue Management Update provides a recent USDA Crop Production report (which includes some negative surprises) and tools that producers can use to manage price risk going forward, including revenue insurance. 

The July 2017 Revenue Management Update shows the market's reaction to recent USDA reports, and reviews possibilities for corn and soybean stocks going forward through matrixes. 

The June 2017 Revenue Management Update features crop WASDE reports for the month and information on corn/wheat managed funds. 

The May 2017 Revenue Management Update includes the first report of 2017-18 supply and demand estimates from the USDA. 

The April 2017 Revenue Management Update summarizes the latest USDA Supply/Demand Report, along with planting intentions and looks ahead to 2018 corn and soybean scenarios. 

The March 2017 Revenue Management Update provides a recap of recent market activity (including USDA) and highlights private, high-end coverages that can still be added after March 15th.

This February 2017 Revenue Management Update contains an explanation on markets' status, and quick thoughts on strategies for the year ahead.

This January 2017 Revenue Management Update provides an update on the January USDA crop report, including estimates on MYA prices and planted acres.

Twelve Questions for Agriculture in 2016

Local farm operation, with ties to BAG, featured in the winter issue of Indiana Beef Magazine


Crop insurance policies have undergone name changes, along with some of their features. Let one of our agents bring you up to speed or click on the Crop Insurance tab in the upper right section of this page to read more.

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Further Resources
> Purdue Extension Office
> United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
> Indiana Beef Council
> Indiana Soybean Alliance
> Midwest Dairy Association
> farmdoc (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
> Indiana State Fair
> Purdue Women in Ag
Purdue Center for Commercial Ag

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Market Snapshot
Market Snapshot
Quotes retrieved on January 19, 2018, 05:00:59 PM CST
Market Commentary
Corn -

Corn futures are showing fractional gains so far on Friday. Expectations for old Crop corn export sales ran 500,000-800,000 MT for the week of Jan

Cattle -

Live cattle futures are showing 47.5 to 90 cent losses at midday. Feeder cattle futures are $1.10 to $1.45 in the red. The CME feeder cattle index

Soybeans -

Soybean futures are trading 5 to 6 1/2 cents higher at midday. Meal futures are up $4.40/ton, with nearby soy oil steady on Friday. This morning,

Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures are mixed on Friday, with most nearby contracts steady to 77.5 cents lower and back months higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 56

Cotton -

Cotton futures are 68 to 72 points higher on Friday. Upland cotton sales totaled 275,060 RB in this morning’s USDA Export Sales report. That

Ag Market Commentary -

Corn futures are showing fractional gains so far on Friday. Expectations for old Crop corn export sales ran 500,000-800,000 MT for the week of Jan

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Important Events
important events


Jan 16-18
Ft Wayne Farm Show, Ft Wayne

Jan 22
Spencer County SWCD Annual Meeting, Rockport

Jan 24
Miami County SWCD Annual Meeting, Peru

See full events calendar...

Crops in Your Area
Diplodia has been found in Indiana corn fields. If you suspect you have any kind of mold or fungus issue in your corn, contact your crop insurance agent immediately to schedule documentation.

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