FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Manage Market Transitions - 3
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Dec 2, 2013 09:25 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- It's time for farmers to sharpen their pencils, open their spreadsheets and start thinking about how tighter corn margins will affect their farming operations in 2014.

An analysis by Informa Economics pegs corn's net revenue per acre at just under $300 in 2014, less than half of what it was in 2012 and 2013.

With December 2014 corn futures trading around $4.50 and November 2014 soybeans around $11.50, revenue protection crop insurance guarantees will likely be set at levels below cost of production, thrusting other risk management tools into the limelight.

"Risk management becomes more highlighted when ...

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