Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

Farm Programs: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You? – Videos

🕔Mar 13, 2019Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) was created after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Before 2019, most farmers in the Midwest could not use SCO because SCO is only available […]

Livestock: Low Hog Prices to Start the Year

🕔Mar 12, 2019Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the first time in over a decade. […]

Livestock: Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns

🕔Mar 8, 2019A recent farmdoc daily article examined the prospects for cattle finishing net returns in 2019.  This article elaborates on the factors impacting feeding cost of gain and cattle finishing net returns.  After […]

Corn, Wheat, Rice: WTO Dispute Against Chinese Support Programs

🕔Mar 7, 2019A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel circulated its report on February 28, 2019 concerning a widely-watched case brought against China’s market price support for wheat, rice and corn during […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Marketing – Old Crop Concerns vs. New Crop Potential

🕔Mar 5, 2019The midpoint of the 2018-19 marketing year for corn arrived on Friday, March 1.  Typically, the market begins to focus on new crop acreage and production prospects.  Uncertainty regarding trade […]

Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2019

🕔Mar 4, 2019The price discovery period used to determined projected prices and volatility factors for federally sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products for 2019 is completed.  For the majority of the […]

RIN: 2018 Year End Update

🕔Feb 28, 2019Today’s article provides the annual summary update on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation in 2018 based on available data from EPA’s EMTS. Previous quarterly updates covered RIN generation through the […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Revenues, Farm Program Guarantees

🕔Feb 27, 2019With the end of February nearing, projected prices for determining crop insurance guarantees are close to final. For corn, the projected price in 2019 will be near that of 2018, […]

Net Farm Income Forecast: What Will 2019 Look Like?

🕔Feb 26, 2019The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) first forecast of 2019 net farm income was initially scheduled for a February 6 release, but the partial government shutdown caused a delay in the […]

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