ARC, PLC Payment Calculator Available for Updated Programs

🕔Aug 21, 2019The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) made revisions to the basic farm payment programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).  With this article, […]

Corn, Soybean Acres: Impact of Prevent Plant

🕔Aug 16, 2019The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released county acreages for crops and prevent plantings based on acreage reports filed by farmers.  Even though prevent plant […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July

🕔Jul 3, 2019Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy

🕔Jul 1, 2019Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Cover Crops and Prevent Planting – What You Need to Know

🕔Jun 26, 2019Many farmers will soon be considering whether to plant cover crops on prevent plant acres. If prevent planting payments are received through crop insurance, there are species selection and forage […]

Midwest Soy: Prevent Planting Decisions – Cover Crops – MFP Payments

🕔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 […]

U.S. Trade War Reaches India

🕔Jun 20, 2019In the last couple of weeks, we have seen several more maneuvers in President Trump’s ongoing trade war, including the addition of a new front—India. On June 15, India announced […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Prevent Plant Decisions in Early-Mid June

🕔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 […]

Midwest Corn: Late Planting – How Late Should You Go?

🕔Jun 6, 2019June 5 is the final planting date for corn in most of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. After that date, farmers can decide to plant corn or take a prevented planting […]

Illinois Ag Industry: Impacts from the Chinese Trade Conflict

🕔Apr 26, 2019Soybeans and other U.S. agricultural products have been a prime target for retaliatory tariffs throughout the ongoing trade conflict. As examined in Part I of this two-part series, implementation of […]

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