Michigan: Corn, Soybeans as Cover Crops Following Prevented Planting

🕔Jun 25, 2019Challenging weather this spring has led to large prevented planting acres, shortages in cover crop seed supply and the need for emergency forage. Farmers are asking if they can plant […]

Corn, Soybean Production – Persistent Adverse Conditions Disrupt Outlook

🕔Jun 24, 2019The most recent crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that unprecedented spring weather has already negatively impacted production prospects for corn. Meanwhile, recent news items highlight the […]

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 […]

Crop Progress: 8% of Corn Still Unplanted – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019Eight percent of the U.S. corn crop still wasn’t planted as of Sunday, June 16, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report released on Monday. That means a […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Managing Prevented-Planting Fields

🕔Jun 18, 2019With a lot of acres of corn and soybeans still unplanted as we move into the second half of June, prevented planting (PP) is unfortunately going to be a major […]

Prevented Planning and Potential Legal Issues – Commentary

🕔Jun 14, 2019Weather conditions in the Midwest and  Great Plains have made it likely that prevented planting payments will be utilized by a greater percentage of impacted farmers this summer.  The decision […]

Corn: Higher Prices to Come? Maybe. More Rain? Definitely – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2019The DTN National Corn Index settled at $4.20 on Thursday, the highest level in five years. The index, which DTN assembles from more than 3,000 cash corn bids from across […]

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 […]

Forage Emergency: Groups Push to Plant, Harvest on Prevented Acres – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2019A multi-state coalition of agricultural organizations are seeking approval for emergency provisions allowing the planting and harvesting of forages on prevented planting acres without date restrictions, according to a news […]

Prevented Planted Acres and Tariff Aid/MFP – 10 Q&A from USDA

🕔Jun 12, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are […]

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