Lower Farm Income: 6 Ways To Cope – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2019Now that tax season is over, I’m visiting my clients and reviewing their year-to-date financial statements. One discussion point is basic blocking and tackling. I recently read that farm income […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July

🕔Jul 3, 2019Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

2019-2020 Farm Program: Decision, Fairness on Covered Commodities

🕔Mar 29, 2019The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 authorizes a program decision for the 2019 and 2020 crops of a covered commodity.  This article provides an early overview of the decision-making framework […]

Farm Programs: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You? – Videos

🕔Mar 13, 2019Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) was created after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Before 2019, most farmers in the Midwest could not use SCO because SCO is only available […]

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

🕔Mar 12, 2019USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

Cotton: Crop Insurance Options – The STAX vs. SCO Decision

🕔Feb 28, 2019Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., has developed a new resource for cotton producers currently evaluating crop insurance options for 2019. With the addition of Seed Cotton as a Title One covered […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Revenues, Farm Program Guarantees

🕔Feb 27, 2019With the end of February nearing, projected prices for determining crop insurance guarantees are close to final. For corn, the projected price in 2019 will be near that of 2018, […]

Farm Bill Payment Calculator Available for North Dakota, Minnesota Counties

🕔Jan 31, 2019A calculator developed by NDSU Extension to help producers estimate the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments they may receive in 2019 is available online. The payments are for the […]

2018 Farm Bill: Good, Bad and Ugly – Commentary

🕔Jan 2, 2019As we began reading details from the recently passed 2018 Farm Bill, it reminded us of the old 1960s Spaghetti Western starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach, […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary

🕔Dec 27, 2018A couple of weeks ago, a reader from Iowa wrote us, “I stopped into the Farm Service Agency office today…to see if there would be any farm subsidies this year, […]

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