NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:43 PM CDT

My head is still spinning after delving into dozens of economic studies last week at the American Agricultural Economics Association meeting in Louisville on revenue protection under the new farm bill (see "Two Farm Bills a Toss Up" on the Farm Business page). I didn't even dive into cotton's separate revenue protection program yet, fearing statistical overload.

One important conclusion for corn and soybean growers: You'll need to reassess the total package of revenue protection--commodity supports, conventional crop insurance and the buy-up insurance rider called SCO (Supplemental Coverage Option) in both House and Senate versions of the farm bill. ...

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