The Basic Rules of Economics, Farmer Style

The Basic Rules of Economics, Farmer Style

Do you understand farmer style economic decisions? Sometimes I get clients whose product has not been selling well, and they want to understand why that is. Good for them, I say. We can help you with that. Other times I see articles bemoaning the fact that farmers...
The High Hopes of Farmers

The High Hopes of Farmers

My brother, who is a large-animal vet, likes to tell this joke: Q: “What’s a farmer’s best year?”A: “2012 and this year.” It’s funny because it’s true. The eternal optimist in almost every farmer sees the good in...
The 7 Saddest Words in Farming

The 7 Saddest Words in Farming

“I will not be planting this year.” That’s the response I received to my request for some field information on a new project we have going right now. He ended with “Thank you.” It broke my heart. In those simple seven words, a man says...
What Do Farmers Want?

What Do Farmers Want?

What do farmers want? Market research is no different than any other business. There’s always a shiny new object that the leading firms develop and promote as the new big thing, with better consumer insights than ever before. It started when Japan began selling...