FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Apr 4, 2014 05:27 PM CDT

Your irrevocable 2014 farm bill decisions are getting complicated by this spring's surprise price rally. While it was widely assumed commodity prices were headed for a multi-year crash when the farm bill was being drafted, few experts considered what your best risk management options would be if markets stayed near levels achieved over the last two months.

After all, 2014 harvest futures prices were running $5 corn, $12 soybeans and $7.50 wheat this week, too high to trigger farm payments under any of these farm program options this year, based on most forecasts. Who knows what happens for 2015 and ...

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