NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 06:23 PM CST

Good news is that the new farm bill poses little change in your crop insurance decisions for 2014, so what worked for you in years past should be standard operation procedure this season, University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey writes in a recent post on FarmDoc.com. Even the new rule linking crop insurance and conservation compliance won't go into effect until 2015.

One major difference of course is that commodity prices have tumbled in the past year, so if crop insurance guarantees were set for spring crops today, they'd run a mere $4.57 for corn and $11.16 for soybeans in most ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
DTN Ag Summit
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
View From the Cab
China May Import More Non-GMO Beans
Canada Committed to KXL
Rookies at Risk - 2
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Lenders on Alert
Weather Slows Rail Traffic
Rookies at Risk - 1