Crop Insurance and Replanting Damaged Fields – DTN Jul 2, 2021

🕔Jul 2, 2021
As farmers in parts of the Corn Belt see flooded spots across fields and hail damage from the stretch of intense storms over the past week, questions about crop insurance, […]

Corn Market: Exports Drive Demand as Available Supply Diminishes Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
Introduction Spring planting continues across the Midwest United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported corn plantings as a percentage of planting expectations of 17 percent for the week of […]

5 Observations on Last Week’s USDA Reports Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
This article recaps the information provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the March 31, 2021 release of March 1 Grain Stocks and 2021 Prospective Plantings. The quarterly Grain Stocks report provides […]

Corn: Estimating Tomorrow’s U.S. Stocks Report Mar 30, 2021

🕔Mar 30, 2021
On March 31, 2021, USDA (US Department of Agriculture) will release its March 1 survey estimates in its March 31 Grain Stocks Report. This article provides estimates of US corn stocks as […]

Soybeans: Estimating The Upcoming Stocks Report Mar 23, 2021

🕔Mar 23, 2021
This article provides an estimate of US soybean stocks as of March 1, 2021. On March 31, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) will release its March 1 survey estimates […]

U.S. Farming Distribution by State – 50 Years of Little Change Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
Specialization is a defining attribute of US farming over the last 50 years.  For example, share of farms that had beef cows, grew corn, grew wheat, sold hogs, and sold […]

Grain Markets: How Has Trade Concentrated, Diversified? Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
Export restraints, including taxes and embargos, are a food security risk for importers.  Diversification of sources is one way to manage the risk.  Since the early 1990s, a marked decline […]

Illinois: What Aid Can Farmers Expect from WHIP+? Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
Producers who experienced yield losses due to drought or excess moisture in 2019 may be eligible for disaster assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity […]

Multi-Farm ARC-IC Tool, Other Program Information Feb 19, 2020

🕔Feb 19, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will make payments in 2019 for farms that are entirely prevented plant or farms with low yields.  ARC-IC combines all Farm Service […]

Farm Program Decision – An Alternative Look Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
This article analyzes if the history of 2014 farm bill payments can inform 2018 farm bill decisions between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  The […]

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