Farm Program Countdown - 1
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Mar 9, 2015 03:01 PM CDT

DETROIT (DTN) -- At 72, Tony Kriegel is old enough to remember what Congress giveth, it can also taketh away.

That's why the Brooklyn, Iowa, corn and soybean farmer will be electing county-based Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) for his 2014-2018 farm program option later this month.

ARC is likely to pay generously in many Corn Belt counties with average or below-trend yields in 2014 and 2015, since its trigger price for both years is $5.29/bu. Farm bill calculators show the Poweshiek County, Iowa, grower can conservatively expect $45/base acre for ARC-County in 2014 and a potential $38/acre for soybeans. With ...

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