A Tale of Two Counties
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Mar 13, 2015 06:29 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA's latest marketing year price forecast for 2014-crop corn means "close to maximum" Agricultural Revenue Coverage (ARC) payments in big chunks of the Corn Belt come this October. Except for a band of counties from eastern Kansas to southern Indiana, many farms could be eligible for payments of $60 per acre or more, University of Illinois economists forecast in a DTN webinar March 12. But whether one county pays the ARC max and a neighboring county receives little or nothing depends largely on the official USDA estimate of county yields.

"It's really a tale of two counties," ...

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