Selling Carbon Credits – What Questions Should Farmers Ask? Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
Agricultural carbon markets exist through privately and publicly owned companies with aim to reduce carbon emissions through trade of carbon units sequestered at the farm level. The sale of carbon […]

Rice: PLC Payments – How Do They Work Under Current Differentiated Program? Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
Farm bills, like most legislation, contain policy experiments.  Usually they are small pilot programs or a variation on existing programs.  Some experiments evolve into larger programs or become the standard […]

New Legislation Would Impact Tax on Farm Estates, Inherited Gains Apr 7, 2021

🕔Apr 7, 2021
The U.S. Congress is debating two sets of new legislation that would impact the tax on farmer estates and inherited gains, indicative of the momentum for changes to the current […]

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 […]

Illinois Grain Farms: Impacts of Removal of Sales Tax Exemptions Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Farmers do not pay Illinois’ 6.25% sales tax on exempt agriculture inputs.  We examine the impacts removing existing sales tax exemptions resulting in a 6.25% sales tax added to fertilizer, […]

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 Do Soybean – Corn Ratios Affect Prices? Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
Corn and soybeans are the largest acreage field crops in the US.  They are also competitors and complements in supply and demand.  The soybean-corn price ratio thus garners substantial attention.  […]

ARC, PLC: Some Final Considerations if You Haven’t Enrolled Mar 9, 2021

🕔Mar 9, 2021
March 15 is the deadline for producers to make their farm program election decisions for the 2021 crop year. With just a week remaining, today’s article highlights a few final […]

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