Flip a Coin on ARC, PLC
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Feb 25, 2015 03:49 PM CST

DALLAS (DTN) -- Picking the highest-paying farm program option for 2014-2018 crops may seem like a game of chance as random as flipping a coin, throwing darts or tossing dice.

Even farmers who deploy the Farm Service Agency's two supercomputers to analyze their options may discover the experts offer conflicting advice. Such conflicts can be compounded when unofficial calculators enter the mix.

Southeastern Iowa farmer Ken Sobaski just finished entering data from land he farms in three counties on both Texas A&M's more sophisticated decision aid and a much simpler Iowa State University farm program payment calculator. Instead of consensus, ...

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