NEWS
Commodity Calculators Coming
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 7, 2014 03:45 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Sometime later this year farmers may rely heavily on website calculators to help choose their new commodity program for the next five years.

USDA has $3 million to help fund those web tools. As the department gets close to deciding which universities will get some of those funds, people are expressing the need to ensure that a particular bias for a regional crop, commodity program or crop insurance doesn't unduly influence those decision tools.

While direct payments are gone, so is the simplicity of commodity programs. Farmers are going to have to decide which commodity program to ...

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