USDA Announces 2019 Marketing Assistance Loan Rates

🕔Apr 10, 2019USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2019 marketing assistance loan rates by: County for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other oilseed” (canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard […]

USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments

🕔Oct 12, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this […]

Ag Policy: Price Loss Coverage Favors “Other Oilseeds”

🕔Jun 4, 2018In the context of U.S. commodity policy, “other oilseeds” include canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame seed, and sunflower seed, as well as “any oilseed designated by the […]

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

🕔Oct 31, 2017USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll […]

Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

🕔Oct 13, 2017Harvest is already in full swing, but has slowed down due to the constant rainfall in the last few days. It appears that the corn and soybean crop had a […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Less Burdensome Soybean Stocks Support Prices

🕔Jul 14, 2017U.S. soybean planted acreage in 2017/18 totaled an all-time high 89.5 million acres, virtually unchanged from farmers’ intended planting in March. With the soybean yield forecast unchanged, a higher estimate […]

USDA Announces Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains, Oilseeds, Rice, Pulse Crops

🕔Mar 29, 2017The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2017 marketing assistance loan rates by county for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other oilseed” […]

U.S. Oilseeds: Production and Policy Comparison

🕔Feb 16, 2017A variety of oilseeds are grown in the U.S. and some are included as program crops in the 2014 farm bill. The most prominent oilseed is, of course, soybeans but […]

Cottonseed As “Other” Oilseed? Plenty Of Complications.

🕔Jan 28, 2016This article describes and assesses the proposal to add cottonseed to the list of “other oilseeds.” The proposal is important due to its potential cost and because it raises other […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Record Soybean Crop, Slowing Use Keeps Stocks High

🕔Jan 14, 2016The 2015/16 U.S. soybean crop is estimated at a record 3.93 billion bushels. This is down 51 million bushels from the previous forecast due to reductions in harvested acreage and […]

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