Oct 25, 2011

Regulation: Enough Is Enough

There is an old saying that a society that attempts to micromanage the regulatory process is a society in demise. Self-regulation and accountability by individuals and businesses is very important; however, when it is compromised, such as has taken place with many of the recent scandals, society as a whole suffers. While regulation is needed, like a pendulum swinging, it can lead to extremes in an attempt to correct the abuses or a “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” mentality....More
Oct 25, 2011

Crop Insurance Considerations

With federal crop insurance, every year is different. And with the multiple options available to producers, there are many variable results from crop insurance coverage at harvesttime, and 2011 will be no different. Some producers chose yield protection (YP) policies (yield only) vs. revenue protection (RP) policies (yield and price). Producers also have differences in the level of coverage, and some producers chose “optional units,” while other producers chose “enterprise units” for 2011....More
Oct 25, 2011

South American Soy Season Off to Good Start

Although the specter of another La Niña weather event hangs over the South American growing season, crop prospects are looking good right amid rapid planting progress in Brazil and improved moisture conditions in Argentina....More
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