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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Sep 22, 2014 01:02 PM CDT


Farm Payments a Moving Target

Plunging commodity prices are resetting potential corn payments under various Farm Bill options for 2014. The new calculations also point out how precarious price forecasting can be in assessing which farm program option fits each FSA farm. That's why so many experts encourage growers to wait until December or January before making a firm commitment to their farm program choices.

"By the end of January, the estimate for 2014/15 spring planted crops will be 'very' accurate," says Kansas State University economist Art Barnaby. And although USDA hasn't announced signup dates, it's unlikely signup will occur ...

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