Ag Trade: Pandemic May Put Unforeseen Damper on Crop Prices – Commentary Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
Agricultural commodities are riding a wave of high prices which is good news for farmers in the short run. As our regular readers know, we have pointed out that high […]

Why Have Commodity Prices All Spiked Significantly Higher? – DTN May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Let’s start by agreeing that $7 corn isn’t necessarily a great thing. It isn’t great for livestock feeders, it isn’t great for ethanol plants and it isn’t great for drivers […]

Ag Commodities: High Prices Cure High Prices – Commentary Mar 22, 2021

🕔Mar 22, 2021
In the past, when we have advocated for supply management programs, others have disagreed with our analysis by making the argument that “low prices cure low prices.” By that they […]

It’s Time To Reconnect Ag Support With Market Realities – Commentary Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
When we explain the concept of major-crop supply management that includes a loan rate that is marginally below the full cost of production, we are often met with one or […]

Would Set-Aside Programs Boost Commodity Prices? (First In A Series) Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Low prices, trade conflict and a global pandemic are producing a potential perfect storm of problems for the farm economy that a flood of federal payments is unlikely to address.  […]

Boom Times Never Last – 3 Prime Examples Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
In writing column 1004, which focused on changes in state-level net farm income, we noticed that the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA/ERS) had extended […]

Indiana Farm Bureau Survey – Trade Situation Is Jeopardizing Farmers May 22, 2019

🕔May 22, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau recently conducted an online survey of farmer members to gauge how the ongoing trade conflicts and increasing tariffs are impacting their operations. The survey received submissions from […]

Ag Economy: Diminished Optimism in the Corn Belt Apr 1, 2019

🕔Apr 1, 2019
Flooding and gloomy price prospects for corn and soybeans are diminishing optimism in the Corn Belt as spring planting nears.  Recent news articles continue to discuss the ongoing negative impacts […]

Arkansas Growers’ Biggest Concern for 2019? Money. Feb 8, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019
Informal surveys of Arkansas growers’ top concerns at the beginning of each planting season typically yield a variety of answers, from the best use of available acreage to marketing strategies […]

Farmers and the Producers Price Index, a Double-Edged Sword – DTN Aug 16, 2018

🕔Aug 16, 2018
Stuff costs more; the price of stuff is going up. This should be good news for the people who produce and sell stuff, right?    Not necessarily. Just ask grain […]

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