Crop Insurance: Premium Subsidy and Insured U.S. Acres

🕔Mar 16, 2018Cost of Federal Crop Insurance is an on-going farm policy issue. President Trump proposed several changes to reduce its cost in his Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The changes include reducing […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Turkey and Kazakhstan Top Global Flour Exporters

🕔Mar 9, 2018Most of the world’s wheat trade is in the form of grain due to the greater perishability of flour as well as the desire to mill in-country and capture value-added […]

Cover Crop – No-till – Weed Control System is Longterm Investment – DTN

🕔Feb 6, 2018Brice Custer breaks down the economics of cover crops on his operation in western Kansas by comparing what his cover crops cost compared to how much he saves by not […]

Pennsylvania: What’s New in Weed Control 2018 – Label Updates

🕔Jan 16, 2018Learn new product labels and label updates for the 2018 season.

Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

🕔Jan 15, 2018At this juncture in the debate over the next farm bill, two of the most discussed issues are what to do with commodity policy for cotton and dairy. Key considerations […]

Global Markets: Grains – Rising Russian Supplies Drive Record Exports

🕔Jan 12, 2018With bumper supplies, Russian grain exports overall are forecast to reach record levels in 2017/18. The expansion is primarily driven by record wheat exports, set to exceed both the United […]

Texas Cattle: Barley Finding Cool-Season Grazing Niche

🕔Dec 22, 2017Barley may soon be planted to more grazing acres as Texas A&M AgriLife continues to research alternatives for the cattle and dairy industries in Texas. Bbarley grain is commonly used […]

Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

🕔Dec 15, 2017In 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, […]

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

🕔Dec 7, 2017Argentina 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 […]

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

🕔Nov 10, 2017The 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 […]

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