Crop Insurance: Multi-County Enterprise Unit – What Is It and How Does It Work?

🕔Jan 9, 2019The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the availability of a multi-county enterprise unit beginning with the 2019 cropping year. This unit allows farmers to combine land not eligible for […]

The Market: A Close Look at Puts Versus Crop Insurance – DTN

🕔Dec 24, 2018The example I offered a year ago talked about the benefits of buying a December 2018 corn $3.20 put for two cents a bushel. When the article was published on […]

2018 Farm Bill – A First Look at Final Version

🕔Dec 18, 2018So we have a new Farm Bill if, as all signs suggest, the President signs the new legislation.  The bill is estimated to cost $428 billion over the next 5 […]

Are Input Decisions Affected by Crop Insurance?

🕔Nov 29, 2018New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance. Since the inception of the federal crop insurance program, researchers have questioned whether […]

Crop Insurance: What Can Corn, Soybean Growers Expect in 2019?

🕔Nov 21, 2018Current market conditions provide indications of the safety net that crop insurance will offer for 2019. At this point, the 2019 projected price for corn is forecast to be about […]

Farm Bill: The “Won’t Work” List Versus Supply Management – Commentary

🕔Nov 7, 2018The 2018 Farm Bill is being written in an intensely partisan environment. We see it in the campaign rallies and in the ads on television.  We see the results of […]

Illinois: Crop Insurance – Soybean Harvest Prices Lowest Since 2006

🕔Nov 7, 2018The 2018 harvest prices used to determine revenue on crop insurance products are $3.68 per bushel for corn and $8.60 per bushel for soybeans. While both the corn and soybean […]

Florida: Post-Hurricane, 4 Steps to Take in Reporting Damage

🕔Nov 5, 2018In response to requests for information about post-hurricane mitigation for producers in the Florida Panhandle, this statement is meant to serve as a starting point for farmers and Extension professionals […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Crop Insurance May Soften the Blow of Low Quality

🕔Oct 29, 2018Crop insurance is typically thought of as protecting against low yields and/or revenue. However, crop insurance also provides some protection against low quality. This fall’s weather could trigger indemnity payments […]

Soybean Damage Widespread: Crop Insurance, Blend Limits, Salvage Markets – DTN

🕔Oct 25, 2018Kyle Krier is racing the fall weather. After receiving more than 10 inches of rain on his central Kansas farm in October, he finally started cutting soybeans last Friday. More […]

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