Selling Carbon Credits – What Questions Should Farmers Ask? Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
Agricultural carbon markets exist through privately and publicly owned companies with aim to reduce carbon emissions through trade of carbon units sequestered at the farm level. The sale of carbon […]

Brazil Corn: Record Production Expected with 3 Crops per Year Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
Brazil’s corn production has increased over the past two decades because of the increased production of second crop corn, also known as the safrinha, or “little harvest” in Portuguese. Over […]

Rice: PLC Payments – How Do They Work Under Current Differentiated Program? Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
Farm bills, like most legislation, contain policy experiments.  Usually they are small pilot programs or a variation on existing programs.  Some experiments evolve into larger programs or become the standard […]

New Legislation Would Impact Tax on Farm Estates, Inherited Gains Apr 7, 2021

🕔Apr 7, 2021
The U.S. Congress is debating two sets of new legislation that would impact the tax on farmer estates and inherited gains, indicative of the momentum for changes to the current […]

New Soybean Record: Historical Growing of Production in Brazil Mar 31, 2021

🕔Mar 31, 2021
Soybean production in Brazil over the past 30 years has increased almost ninefold, from 566 million bushels for the 1990/91 crop to 4,587 million bushels for the 2020/21 crop, according […]

Illinois Grain Farms: Impacts of Removal of Sales Tax Exemptions Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Farmers do not pay Illinois’ 6.25% sales tax on exempt agriculture inputs.  We examine the impacts removing existing sales tax exemptions resulting in a 6.25% sales tax added to fertilizer, […]

Illinois Soybeans: Important Tillage Benchmarks Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
The costs of machinery ownership and labor are two important factors when considering tillage decisions. In an October farmdoc daily article, we examine tillage benchmarks for corn on Illinois farms in […]

Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2021 Mar 10, 2021

🕔Mar 10, 2021
The 2021 price discovery period used to determine projected prices and volatility factors for Federally-sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products is completed for areas with a 3/15 sales closing […]

ARC, PLC: Some Final Considerations if You Haven’t Enrolled Mar 9, 2021

🕔Mar 9, 2021
March 15 is the deadline for producers to make their farm program election decisions for the 2021 crop year. With just a week remaining, today’s article highlights a few final […]

Crop Insurance: RP, ECO, and SCO Tradeoffs Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
For the past several years, many farmers in the Midwest purchased Revenue Protection (RP) crop insurance at an 85% coverage level (RP-85%). Due to both higher projected prices and volatilities, […]

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