FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 06:23 PM CST

Good news is that the new farm bill poses little change in your crop insurance decisions for 2014, so what worked for you in years past should be standard operation procedure this season, University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey writes in a recent post on FarmDoc.com. Even the new rule linking crop insurance and conservation compliance won't go into effect until 2015.

One major difference of course is that commodity prices have tumbled in the past year, so if crop insurance guarantees were set for spring crops today, they'd run a mere $4.57 for corn and $11.16 for soybeans in most ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy DTN Contributing Agronomist Dan Davidson gives his take on the Six Secrets of Soybean Success pro...
  • Mountain Top Prices North Carolina's mountain cattle producers have always been an independent bunch. But a new allia...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Saving Our Forgotten Harvest About 40% of America's food goes uneaten each year. This nonprofit is working to remedy that prob...
  • Look Beyond Yield Soybean industry increases efforts to promote the importance of oil and protein content to farmer...
  • Ask the Vet Is this fly-control mineral block safe for my whole herd?
Related News Stories
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
ADM Earnings Fall
Senior Partners - 4
Batten Down the Hatches
DuPont Trims Outlook on Ag Weakness
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Hearing on Railroad Revenue Adequacy
Grain Shipper Files for Bankruptcy