Oct 2, 2012
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Where is the Risk?

Many of you have faced this summer’s drought and its implications. Of course, crop insurance was a key player in this year's economics, and some producers whose land received moisture at the proper times and proper levels benefited from solid yields at very strong prices. Land values and cash rents continue to rise as profit expectations are capitalized into land prices....More
Oct 2, 2012
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2012 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 harvest time. 2012 will be no different, with some producers choosing Yield Protection (YP) policies (yield only) versus 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 2012....More
Oct 2, 2012
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CFTC Position Limit Rule Vacated

A federal judge on Friday afternoon vacated a new Commodity Futures Trading Commission rule setting limits on speculative trading, saying the agency did not have clear power to establish the limits without justifying them....More

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