2023 and 2024 Effective Reference Prices and the Next Farm Bill Feb 8, 2023

    🕔Feb 8, 2023
    The reference price escalator was introduced in the 2018 Farm Bill and uses effective reference prices to calculate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments. Effective reference prices can exceed statutory reference […]

    Alabama: Crop Prices Volatile in Advance of Harvest Jul 12, 2022

    🕔Jul 12, 2022
    As we surpass the midpoint of 2022, it is a good chance to explore where crop markets are heading towards harvest. Crop prices have spiked across the board this year […]

    Texas: Pricing for 2022 Summer Crops – Some at Record Highs May 9, 2022

    🕔May 9, 2022
    This document provides recent market and contract pricing and contacts for a dozen Texas crops. Prices for major commodity crops corn, cotton, and grain sorghum are especially strong at this […]

    Corn, Soybeans: Revenue Protection Crop Insurance and Prices Rising from Spring to Fall Aug 7, 2021

    🕔Aug 7, 2021
    Storm damage has been felt by many Nebraska farmers this growing season. Crop insurance is a useful tool to help farmers mitigate production losses coming from storm damage. However, given […]

    Ag Trade: Pandemic May Put Unforeseen Damper on Crop Prices – Commentary Jun 9, 2021

    🕔Jun 9, 2021
    Agricultural commodities are riding a wave of high prices which is good news for farmers in the short run. As our regular readers know, we have pointed out that high […]

    Ag Economy: Recent Insights from NASS Reports Mar 2, 2021

    🕔Mar 2, 2021
    The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released several reports over the past few weeks that provide helpful insight into segments of the U.S. agricultural economy and farm sector.  Today’s […]

    DTN Late-Year Farmer Survey – Optimism, Some Surprises Dec 8, 2020

    🕔Dec 8, 2020
    Higher incomes and increased commodity prices have farmers feeling more confident about the present and their immediate future despite that, for many producers, the 2020 presidential election did not turn […]

    Alabama: Record, Near-Record Yields Projected for Some Crops Sep 4, 2020

    🕔Sep 4, 2020
    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released their crop production forecasts for 2020. These projections are as of August 1, and information about the methodology used […]

    Farmland Values Still Healthy – Recent Sale at $10,750 an Acre Apr 28, 2020

    🕔Apr 28, 2020
    Although farm finances are tight for the fifth year in a row and the cash flow outlook is grim, farm tenants are generally honoring their leases this spring, real estate […]

    Weather-Based Price Premiums Will Be Limited Help – Commentary Jul 18, 2019

    🕔Jul 18, 2019
    We want to examine some of the financial issues facing farmers in a year with widespread flooding, fields that won’t dry out, and prevented planting, all taking place in the […]


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