Apr 1, 2016
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Why the USDA corn acre number makes sense, for now

Corn bulls were taken by surprise as the USDA announced the largest March 1st stocks in history and a whopping 93.601 million acres will be planted in 2016. Keep in mind that's +5.6 million more than the 87.999 million corn acres U.S. producers planted last year....More
Mar. 31, 2016
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Should GMOs be labeled? 31

Recently, some major food companies have decided to label GMOs in their food products (but not because they believe GMO products are unsafe). The state of Vermont has chosen to label GMO foods, too. In light of these decisions, we'd like to know: Do you think GMO labeling is necessary? Should this be a federal issue? State issue? Or is GMO labeling just not necessary? Feel free to leave your comments below!  ...More
Mar 29, 2016
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3 concerns about American agriculture

David Kohl recently participated in town hall meetings with farmers, lenders, agribusiness people and students. The majority have 3 major concerns about American agriculture, including: health care, regulations and crop insurance....More
Mar 29, 2016
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Understanding the difference in 2015 ARC-CO payments

Many producers are having difficulty understanding why there is such a wide variation in the estimated 2015 ARC-CO payments from county to county, even though the counties may have had similar corn yields in 2015, based on yield estimates from the USDA....More
Mar 29, 2016
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Global impact on the corn market

Corn traders are trying to understand the details and fill in the blanks regarding the move by the Chinese government to officially drop their corn reserve program....More

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