Illinois: Production from Double-Crop Soybean Rotations May 18, 2022

🕔May 18, 2022
For 2023, growing wheat followed by soybeans (wheat-double-crop-soybeans) currently is projected to be more profitable than growing either corn or soybeans, particularly in southern Illinois. Much of the higher projected […]

Corn, Soybeans: Prevent Plant Policy Options May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
As discussed in the May 4, 2022 farmdoc daily, crop insurance’s prevent plant provision has the potential to notably reduce planted acres if planting is delayed by weather until prevent plant’s first […]

Illinois Grain Code: How Does Miller v. Department of Agriculture Impact Price Later Contracts? May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
In 2003, Illinois significantly revised its Grain Code to provide additional protection to famers in the event a state-licensed grain dealer or warehouse fails. A grain elevator that stores grain […]

Biden Proposals to Incentivize Increased U.S. Ag Production Due to Ukraine-Russia Conflict May 11, 2022

🕔May 11, 2022
Update 5/11/22: The $500 million to incentivize production of food commodities was dropped from the larger aid package soon after this article was published. The important policy considerations related to […]

World Grain, Oilseed Production – How Has the U.S. Share Changed? May 4, 2022

🕔May 4, 2022
A topic of discussion has been the declining U.S. share of crop exports.  The more relevant question is, “How has the U.S. share of aggregate world grain and oilseed production […]

How Related Are Crop Insurance and Commodity Program Payments? Apr 11, 2022

🕔Apr 11, 2022
An issue in recent farm bills has been a concern that crop insurance and ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – County commodity program) would make payments for the same loss.  The […]

Reviewing the President’s Budget for Agriculture, Fiscal Year 2023 Apr 4, 2022

🕔Apr 4, 2022
On March 28, 2022, President Biden released the annual budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023 for the federal government. Included within it is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget for […]

Mapping the Farm Bill: Reviewing the CRP – Law, Land, History Mar 25, 2022

🕔Mar 25, 2022
The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 is scheduled to expire in the 2023 calendar, crop, and fiscal years, initiating the reauthorization process on the legislative calendar. At this early stage […]

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 […]

2019 Covered Commodity Dashboard and Implications for the Crop Safety Net Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency) has released 2019 crop year payments by the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs. Together with […]

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