Farm Bill Contingency Plans
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Oct 16, 2014 06:42 AM CDT

LOUISVILLE (DTN) -- Some of the nation's most prominent agricultural economists have a confession to make: Their computer simulators misgauged how fast and deep commodity prices would fall in the last six months. That price surprise completely upended conventional wisdom on how much the new farm safety nets will pay growers for 2014 crops. For farmers, it's also complicated the decision on which support program to elect during the five-year farm program sign-up this winter.

When it comes to deciding which farm program to choose -- Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) -- your degree of optimism ...

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