Agriculture today: a new era of prosperity or temporary opportunity? That was the question addressed by Virginia Tech Agricultural Economics Professor Emeritus Dr. David Kohl during the Bell Bank AgViews Live Conference. “These roller coaster economics take both a financial emotional toll on the agriculture sector,” said Kohl. “However, I don’t think this is a temporary opportunity, I personally think it is a permanent opportunity for farmers and ranchers with a high business and financial IQ. You need to manage the controllable and manage around the uncontrollable.” Government payments for agriculture are expected to decline by nearly 40 percent in 2021. Kohl thinks this will have a tremendous impact on the sector. “Farmers and ranchers need to start developing a game plan and executing that plan.” Hear more from Kohl in this interview.