Corn, Soy Prevented Planted Payments May Top $3.5Bln Jul 10, 2019

🕔Jul 10, 2019
Historical data is used in this article to arrive at estimates of prevent planting payments in 2019. Based on historical information, per acre payment rates of $308 per acre for […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves – Rise in Crop Prices; USDA Payments – Ag Barometer Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in June to a reading of 126, 25 points higher than a month earlier. The barometer is based upon a nationwide monthly survey of 400 […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019
Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Corn, Soybean Production – Persistent Adverse Conditions Disrupt Outlook Jun 24, 2019

🕔Jun 24, 2019
The most recent crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that unprecedented spring weather has already negatively impacted production prospects for corn. Meanwhile, recent news items highlight the […]

Midwest Soy: Prevent Planting Decisions – Cover Crops – MFP Payments Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
Farmers across the Midwest can now take prevent planting payments on soybeans, as final planting dates for crop insurance purposes have arrived. Our comparisons suggest that planting soybeans do not […]

2019: The Year of the U.S. Farmer’s Perfect Storm – Commentary Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019
For many of us, certain years are permanently imprinted in the brain: 1983, 1993, 1995. While rainfall in generally welcomed, there are those years when one wishes that it would […]

Prevented Planning and Potential Legal Issues – Commentary Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019
Weather conditions in the Midwest and  Great Plains have made it likely that prevented planting payments will be utilized by a greater percentage of impacted farmers this summer.  The decision […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Prevent Plant Decisions in Early-Mid June Jun 13, 2019

🕔Jun 13, 2019
Many unplanted acres remain across the Corn Belt and in Illinois. As of the week ending on June 9, only 73% of the intended corn acres and 49% of the […]

Prevented Planted Acres and Tariff Aid/MFP – 10 Q&A from USDA Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are […]

USDA Payment Details: MFP Won’t Help if You Can’t Plant and There’s More – DTN Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019
Farmers who are not able to plant a crop this spring will not get a trade-aid payment and should not expect higher payment levels than normal under prevented-planting insurance, according […]

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