Soybeans: The (Absence of a) Weather Risk Premium in New-Crop Futures Prices Jun 28, 2021

🕔Jun 28, 2021
A recent farmdoc daily article considered whether new-crop corn futures price behavior in the pre-harvest period is consistent with the presence of a growing season weather risk premium. The basic idea […]

Corn Market: Weather Risk Premium in New-Crop Futures Prices Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
As spring planting nears completion in much of the corn belt, attention turns to the weather and its impact on crop yields and prices. Market analysts often speak of a […]

Covered Cropland vs. Cover Crops – Broadening the Perspective Jan 14, 2021

🕔Jan 14, 2021
Cover crops have environmental benefits, with many resulting from cover crops that over-winter, thereby absorbing nitrates in the early spring and building organic matter in soils over time.  Because they […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2021 Market Outlook Dec 30, 2020

🕔Dec 30, 2020
The corn and soybean markets have been on a tear since bottoming in mid-August.  Both markets have increased over 30% in just three months.  This is certainly a welcome change […]

Southern Farmers Gained The Most In 2019’s Tariff Payments, GAO Finds Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that reviewed USDA’s 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and payments.  USDA has reported that it made $14.495 billion in payments […]

A Farm Policy Dilemma: Base Acres, Planted Acres, and Ad Hoc Payments Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Farm safety net payments that mitigate low farm income can encourage more production and thus more payments.  Since the 1996 farm bill, this fundamental farm safety net dilemma has been […]

Cost Benefit Analysis of CFAP2 Payments Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
At a campaign stop in Wisconsin on September 17, 2020, President Trump announced a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2) payments. USDA estimates up to $14 billion in […]

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