Are Large Farms Less Risky to Insure than Small Farms?

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Jan 23, 2019Crop insurance has become the backbone of risk management protection afforded to crop farmers by the U.S, Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is evidenced by decreases in Title I of […]

Hubbs on Grain: Bullish Corn Potential – A China Trade Deal Plus Tight World Market

🕔Jan 23, 2019March corn futures prices maintain a range between $3.70 and $3.85 since the onset of the government shutdown.  The range-bound nature of corn prices continues despite projections of lower ending […]

Tennessee Bt Corn: Resistance and Variety Selection – Podcast

🕔Jan 22, 2019After a brief hiatus, the Call of the Week podcast is back. This week’s episode features Dr. Scott Stewart discussing Bt traits, resistance and variety selection.

Soy, Corn, Cattle Prices: Hindsight and the Possibilities of Bullish Outcomes – DTN

🕔Jan 21, 2019Two weeks ago, this column talked about the history of corn prices and showed how low corn prices at the start of the year tend to have bullish outcomes and […]

Illinois Bt Corn: Rootworm Resistance? You Still Have Options

🕔Jan 21, 2019The development of resistance to Bt Cry toxins by the western corn rootworm is a growing concern, highlighted by the recent confirmation of field-evolved resistance to Cry34/35Ab1 in Iowa. Across […]

PLC Base Yield Updates – The Importance of Crop Rotation

🕔Jan 18, 2019Three of the last four farm bills (2002, 2014, and 2018) have authorized an update option for the yield used to determine payments by the price support program. Each updated […]

Corn: Mutant Red Pigments May Have Plant Breeding Implications

🕔Jan 18, 2019In discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may […]

Southwest Alabama-Northwest Florida Row Crops Expo, Bay Minette AL, Feb. 21

🕔Jan 17, 2019The 2019 Southwest Alabama-Northwest Florida Row Crops Expo will get underway on February 21 at the John F. Rhodes Civic Center, 301 D’Olive Street, Bay Minette Alabama. The free event […]

Grain Marketing Mind Game – 4 Tips for Reducing Anxiety

🕔Jan 17, 2019We all breathe a sigh of relief once all of the grain is in the bin. However, it does not take long for the relief to turn to anxiety as […]

Corteva Launches Enlist E3 Soybeans and Qrome Corn Products

🕔Jan 17, 2019Enlist E3 soybeans will be commercially launched in Brazil, Canada and the United States, beginning in 2019 according to an announcement today from Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Qrome […]

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