FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Aug 4, 2014 12:44 PM CDT

Do you or your landowners need more coaching on your one-time 2014-2018 farm bill decisions? If farmers I interviewed last week in Indiana are typical, many growers spent the last decade wishing farm programs would go away. Now they are unaware that potential 2014 corn payments could rescue farm incomes from disaster this season--provided they do their homework.

"When congressional authors passed the Farm Bill last winter, they didn't contemplate as dramatic a drop in commodity prices as we've experienced," Jerry Lehnertz, vice president of lending for AgriBank says, referring to the 30% crash in average cash corn in the ...

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