Crop Insurance: Premium Subsidy and Insured U.S. Acres

🕔Mar 16, 2018Cost of Federal Crop Insurance is an on-going farm policy issue. President Trump proposed several changes to reduce its cost in his Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The changes include reducing […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze

🕔Mar 13, 2018A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from […]

Nebraska: New Crop Insurance Prices and Volatility Factors

🕔Mar 12, 2018The Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently completed the 2018 price discovery period for corn and soybeans in Nebraska. The 2018 corn projected price came in at $3.96 with a 0.15 […]

New Farm Bill May Get Pushed Through This Year, Says Expert

🕔Mar 9, 2018Ask the man who has completed six farm bill cycles when a new bill will be pushed through and Dr. Joe Outlaw will tell you this year. Outlaw, Texas A&M […]

Farm Business: Who You Gonna Call? Tough Times Make Hotlines a Life Saver – Commentary

🕔Mar 7, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary. As we look toward the beginning of planting season for most of the country, the factors that determine the price they will receive in the […]

Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2018

🕔Mar 2, 2018The price discovery period used to determine projected prices and volatility factors for federally sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products for 2018 is completed. For the majority of the […]

Corn, Soybeans, Wheat: Estimated 2017 ARC-CO Payments

🕔Feb 28, 2018The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2017 (released February 22 on NASS’s Quick Stats website. With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2017 Agricultural Risk […]

Cornbelt: February Matters in Terms of Revenue-Based Crop Insurance – DTN

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🕔Feb 23, 2018The month of February is important for growers in the key Corn Belt states who purchase revenue-based crop insurance policies. It’s when the projected prices for those policies are set. […]

Corn and Soybeans Prices: Online Tool Sorts Out Futures Contract Probabilities

🕔Feb 21, 2018As crop insurance and crop planting decisions are being made for the 2018 crop year, it is useful to assess possible springtime and harvest pricing information, and understand the impact […]

Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget

🕔Feb 15, 2018If the farm bill is reauthorized in 2018, the events of the last week will have been the first round. First, Congress revised the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 […]

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