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Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a July 25, 2017 farmdoc daily article, Schnitkey discussed declining cost of production for Illinois corn and soybeans. This article extends the discussion to the U.S. and to barley, peanuts, rice, sorghum, and wheat. Total cost per acre declined

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Argentina’s Soybean Planting Somewhat Delayed by Dry Weather – DTN

Argentina’s Soybean Planting Somewhat Delayed by Dry Weather – DTN

👤By Lin Tan DTN China Correspondent 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Argentina soybean planting progress is a little delayed due to dry weather conditions. However, the dry weather has been beneficial for wheat and barley harvesting.   “We had some rains over the weekend, but not for all soybean areas,” said Ignacio

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Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The 2014 farm bill required farms to choose between ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). While overlap in payments can occur, ARC and PLC have different design components that suggest they are not substitute programs. This suggestion

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Midwest Corn: Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields

Midwest Corn: Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 3, 2017

Controversy has surrounded determination of ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage county) yields. One component of this controversy is the difference in the county yields determined by NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) and RMA (Risk Management Agency), both U.S. Department of Agriculture

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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end

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Ag Loans: Are Past Arguments Against Raising Rates Valid? – Commentary

Ag Loans: Are Past Arguments Against Raising Rates Valid? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Oct 18, 2017

In designing the APAC/TFU supply management program for the 8 major storable crops (barley, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, oats, rice, soybeans, and wheat), the corn loan rate was set at 95 percent of the full US cost of production. The

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Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

👤By Klein Ileleji, Purdue University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Harvest is already in full swing, but has slowed down due to the constant rainfall in the last few days. It appears that the corn and soybean crop had a pretty good field dry-down on average, and USDA crop progress

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of

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Grain Stocks: Corn, Soybeans Well Above Last Year, Wheat Down Slightly

Grain Stocks: Corn, Soybeans Well Above Last Year, Wheat Down Slightly

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2017 totaled 2.29 billion bushels, up 32 percent from September 1, 2016. Of the total stocks, 787 million bushels are stored on farms, up 25 percent from a year earlier.

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Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Last week, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) released an analysis of the Federal crop insurance portfolio titled, “The Risk Management Safety Net: Market Penetration and Market Potential.” Today’s update recaps some of the key findings from the RMA report. The report

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