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Farm Bill Calculations
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jun 6, 2014 11:20 AM CDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (DTN) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent release of a January 2015 deadline for farm bill program sign-ups has given growers a bit more breathing room.

"Don't rush the decision now," said Pat Westhoff, program director for the University of Missouri's Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute. "We don't expect sign-ups to occur for quite some time yet, not until 2015," he told bankers and lenders gathered for the Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Conference in Columbia, Mo., on June 3 and 4.

In the meantime, land-grant economists like Westhoff continue to crunch numbers and run future ...

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