There is still a little confusion on the relationship between ARC averages and the PLC reference price. While the Agricultural Risk Coverage program is based on a rolling five-year market-year average, the ARC average price floor is the same the Price Loss Coverage reference price in the 2014 farm bill.
The American Society of Civil Engineers perennially grades the nation'stransport systems as deficient and in need of major investments. What we can be thankful about is that some of our competitors work with even more neglected networks.
Lots of cold air will cover northern and north-central Canada during the next week but a mild regime will be in place across the western U.S. This pattern suggests the Canadian Prairies will be in the battle ground between warm and cold leading to significant temperature changes.
11/26 1:50PM Corn and wheat prices closed higher on a quiet day of pre-holiday trading, helped by a lack of farmer selling and concern about the effects of cold temperatures on Russia's winter wheat. Soybean prices finished lower with chances for rain expected to help crops in central Brazil over the next 10 days. Trading will resume Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. CST.
Taking time in the fall to check your winter wheat stand can help growers troubleshoot seeding rate problems and poor emergence. (DTN photo by Katie Micik)
Walk Your Wheat FieldsTime to Evaluate Wheat Stand, Emergence11/26 2:38PM Experts recommend doing one last scouting trip through your wheat fields this fall to evaluate your seeding rates and the emergence and health of your young wheat stands.
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:49 AM CST Should I implant heifers?
The state of Pennsylvania is asking EPA to withdraw a proposed rule on the "waters of the U.S.," saying states are better equipped to regulate streams within their borders.
CWA Rule PressureState: 'Law Creates More Confusion'10/27 1:04PM The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the proposed Clean Water Act rule and wait for completion of connectivity science work.
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:53 AM CST Kansas state officials unveiled the second draft of Kansas' 50-Year Water Vision Wednesday at the third annual Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas in Manhattan, Kan.
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:34 AM CST After a massive algal bloom shut off drinking water last summer to more than 400,000 residents in Toledo, Ohio, state and federal lawmakers begin focusing on how to prevent.
Paranagua, the largest port in Brazil, lacks weather-proof covers for grain shipments, so work must halt when it rains. Such uncertainties led to an average of 15-day delays on shipments to Asia during 2009-2013, a recent study by HighQuest Consulting found. (DTN file photo by Kieran Gartlan)
Brazil's Transport HandicapHigh-Speed Export Routes Still Under Construction11/26 6:32AM Reliance on trucks and inadequate ocean ports haunts Brazil's export reputation. Farmers in its biggest soybean state have waited more than a decade for a paved northern route to the Amazon.
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:01 AM CST Have your commercial pilot's license? Unless the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) changes current regulations, you might need one to fly a drone when scouting your farm.
New House Ag Committee Chairman Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, represents 29 counties in Texas' 11th congressional district, including the cities of Midland, Odessa and San Angelo. (U.S. Capitol photo by Nick Scalise; courtesy photo of Rep. Conaway)
GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag ChairmanTwo CPAs to Lead House Ag Committee11/19 11:51AM The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the next Congress. His election means that both top leaders on the House Agriculture Committee will be certified public accountants.
Wed Nov 19, 2014 03:05 PM CST After a massive algal bloom shut off drinking water last summer to more than 400,000 residents in Toledo, Ohio, state and federal lawmakers begin focusing on how to prevent.
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:29 PM CST White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House would "strongly oppose" a tax package for corporations, but not specific tax breaks for businesses. Sen. Charles Grassley called the tax-extenders package an important measure to help businesses and the economy.
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:30 AM CST Although President Barack Obama's executive action may provide some limited relief to agriculture workers, industry experts say the move falls far short in meeting labor needs.
Both country banks and Farm Credit Associations receive favorable treatment from the federal government, so there's no need for the tug-of-war between farm lenders. Rural communities and farmers need both types of lenders. (DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)
Klinefelter: By the NumbersQuit the Country Bank-Farm Credit Feud11/24 11:20AM Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation needs both country banks and their Farm Credit cousins competing for rural borrowers.
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:22 AM CST The Farmer Veteran Coalition held its first national stakeholder conference last Friday and Saturday at Drake University in Des Moines to discuss various avenues to help veterans get involved in agriculture.
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:47 AM CST Though President Barack Obama's executive action may provide some limited relief to agriculture workers, industry experts say the move falls far short in meeting labor needs.
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:24 AM CST Temperatures as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit this week threatened View From the Cab farmer Jamie Harris' broccoli crop in the Florida Panhandle. The cold also created some challenges for Karen Johnson's family in western Iowa as they tended to livestock.
A depiction of the famous debate between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. (U.S. government, Post Office postage stamp by Gwillhickers. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons)
Kub's DenReal Debates About GMOs 11/26 8:54AM The dispute about the merits of genetically modified crops is already settled, according to Elaine Kub, but the issue makes for a great debate subject.