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

🕔Jun 21, 2019Farmers 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, 2019For 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, 2019Weather 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, 2019Many 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, 2019U.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, 2019Farmers 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 […]

U.S. Corn Acres: One-Third Still Unplanted – DTN Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019Pat Swanson has already started filling in the paperwork on prevented planting for her family’s farm and for several of her customers. “We have some fields under water, and the […]

Michigan Corn: To Plant, or Not to Plant? That’s a Good Question. Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019As the crop insurance final plant date for corn, June 5, has now passed, corn growers in central Michigan who have not completed planting should weigh their options. The primary […]

Pennsylvania: Crop Insurance – Prevented Planting Coverage for Field Crops Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019With all the rain and flooding in the Midwest and the wet spring here in the Northeast, lots of farmers are wondering about their prevented planting coverage under crop insurance. […]

Disaster Aid Package Passes House, Awaiting President’s Signature – DTN Jun 5, 2019

🕔Jun 5, 2019Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds toured flooded areas of the southwest corner of her state on Monday, making a point that she was waiting to hear if and when Congress would […]

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