Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Prevented Plant Resources

🕔May 23, 2018Heavy spring rains resulting in flooded fields have delayed planting for many farmers in southern Minnesota. Many of these farmers will have to decide what to do when the final […]

Farm Bill Defeated on House Floor – Recap

🕔May 21, 2018Farm Bill Defeat Siobhan Hughes and Jesse Newman reported on the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “The House defeated a Republican-written farm bill on Friday after GOP leaders couldn’t […]

Corn Market: Pre-Harvest Hedging and Revenue Protection

🕔May 17, 2018Prudent pre-harvest hedging reduces risk, particularly if it is done in conjunction with the purchase of revenue crop insurance having the Harvest Price Option (HPO) option. Recent criticism of crop […]

Crop Insurance: Premium Subsidy and Insured U.S. Acres – Impact by Crop

🕔May 15, 2018Cost of Federal Crop Insurance is an on-going farm policy issue. In his Fiscal Year 2019 budget, President Trump proposed a 14 percentage point reduction in the insurance program subsidy. […]

Seed Cotton Provisions and the Farm Bill – Everything You Need to Know

🕔May 15, 2018House Agriculture Committee Proposal The legislative process leading to the next farm bill has now begun.  The current 2014 farm bill will end with the 2018 crop year.  On April […]

Crop Insurance: Overwhelming Use of Harvest Price Option – Example, Illinois

🕔May 9, 2018Over time, farmers have migrated to revenue crop insurance products with the harvest price option (HPO). Today, products with HPO are used on over 90% of the insured acres in […]

Farm Bill: Ranking Member Peterson Weighs In

🕔May 3, 2018House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest on Wednesday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams.  Rep. Peterson provided his perspective on the status of Farm Bill legislation that was […]

Hurricanes, Wildfires: USDA Makes $2.36Bln Available in 9 States for Ag Recovery

🕔May 2, 2018USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will deploy up to $2.36 billion appropriated by Congress through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to help producers with recovery of their agricultural operations in […]

Farm Bill: What’s in the House Draft?

🕔Apr 27, 2018On Thursday, April 18, 2018, the House Agriculture Committee reported its version of the farm bill titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (House Ag Committee Press Release, April 18, […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Planting Late? Take a Closer Look at Crop Insurance

🕔Apr 25, 2018The cool, wet weather conditions experienced across Iowa this spring mean some corn and soybean fields will be planted later than normal. This is a good time to revisit what […]

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