FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Two Farm Bills a Toss Up
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Oct 11, 2013 01:11 PM CDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DTN) -- Land-grant economists seem to agree on one thing: It really won't matter to Midwest corn-soybean income which version of the long-delayed farm bill becomes law.

Southern commodities will fare differently under the House and Senate farm-program options, but returns for corn and soybeans are so close "you could flip a coin," said Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri. After subjecting farm bill provisions to 500 alternative price and economic scenarios, FAPRI found the difference between the two chambers amounted to just a few dollars per acre ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
Crop Insurance Consolidation
Wells Fargo May Sell RCIS
USDA Redefines "Wealthy" Farms
"Total Market Isn't Dead"
APH Yield Exclusion Expanded