Why Ask Farmers to Gamble on Program Choices? – Commentary

🕔May 1, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers with the ability to switch between the Agricultural Risk Coverage program at the county level (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program. Initially […]

Farm Income: The Wolf is at the Door – Commentary

🕔Apr 12, 2019We hate to sound like the little boy who cried wolf, but for U.S. farmers there really is a wolf out there and that wolf is called low prices. While […]

Trump Budget Proposal Shows Lack of Concern for Farm Economy – Commentary

🕔Mar 26, 2019The 2020 Fiscal Year Budget that President Trump sent to Congress on March 11, 2019 cut spending for the USDA by 15 percent. While this proposed budget may be dead […]

WOTUS Proposal: Lines are Drawn at EPA Public Hearing – DTN

🕔Mar 1, 2019A clear line was drawn in the sand between those who support and those who oppose the proposed revision of the waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule, during […]

Infrastructure Promises: No Plan or Fix Yet – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2019During the signing of the tax overhaul bill on Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump said, “Infrastructure is by far the easiest,” according to a Washington Post article from Jan. […]

State of the Union: Pres. Trump Focused on Trade and Infrastructure – DTN

🕔Feb 8, 2019President Donald Trump called for the continued rebuilding of American trade policy in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, pointing to the ongoing trade negotiations with China as […]

Farm Economy: 2 Events Had Long Term Impact on Corn Prices – Commentary

🕔Feb 7, 2019With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in the rearview mirror, it’s an appropriate time to look at farm bills and other factors that have an impact on the […]

Ag Taxes: 3 Strategies for Navigating the New Section 199A

🕔Feb 5, 2019This tax season will be the first time cooperatives and their patrons will consider the income tax consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). A key […]

WOTUS Controversy: What’s That About? – Commentary

🕔Jan 30, 2019Government regulations! They are the bane of our existence when they limit an action we want to take, require us to fill out paperwork, or make something that we want […]

Ag Economy: Trade Uncertainty, Rising Debt Major Factors for 2019 Outlook – CoBank

🕔Jan 23, 2019The U.S. economy is still performing well by most key measures. However, consumers, investors, companies and other market participants have become more wary about the near-term future with seemingly good […]

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