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  • Rain Makes Grain

    05/23/2017 03:48 PM This is a wet spring for planting corn. Similar years provide good profit opportunities in June. Will this year repeat. If so, be ready.
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    Trump Budget Would Erase $38 Billion in Farm Supports
    05/23/2017 10:12 AM

    The latest 2018 federal budget circulating Washington calls for a $3.6 trillion slash in government spending over the next decade, including $38 billion less for farm supports that includes new limits on crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments.

  • Are You Taming The Deferred Tax Monster?!
    05/22/2017 08:05 AM The Farm Doc Daily just released a very good article on "The Deferred Tax Monster". Make sure it is not a monster for your farm operation.
  • Soybean 2016 ARC-CO Reports
    05/21/2017 02:11 PM I provide reports for estimated 2016 soybean ARC-CO payments based on current NASS data. Final numbers may change, however, if the report indicates no payment, it is likely this will not change.
  • Floodwater Brings Tide of Trouble to Farmers
    05/17/2017 08:08 AM

    After an early planting kick-start to the crop season, torrential rains blanketed northeast Arkansas and Missouri Bootheel farmland in late April and early May. The flood disaster raises a tangle of questions about crop insurance, risk and water management.

  • Only One Minnesota County to Get Soybean ARC Payment
    05/17/2017 07:48 AM I provide additional estimates for soybean ARC payments for Minnesota and Illinois.
  • Only Two Iowa Counties Projected to Get Soybean ARC Payments
    05/15/2017 02:36 PM We are starting to calculate estimated 2016 soybean ARC payments. For Iowa, we expect only two counties to get 2016 soybean ARC payments, down from 51 in 2014 and 67 in 2015.
  • Farm Income Appears to Stop Dropping????
    05/11/2017 11:12 AM The Kansas City Federal Reserve just released their latest Ag Survey. Conditions in the Western portion of their district are worse, while the Eastern portion looks to be getting better.
  • More County Corn ARC data
    05/09/2017 12:57 PM We add four more states of 2016 corn ARC-CO estimates to be paid this fall.

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