Agriculture http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5539/more en 2014 Farm program payments become clearer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2014 estimated average county yields for corn, soybeans and other crops in late February. These yields will offer a pretty good estimate of where final Ag Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) farm program payments are likely to end up for the 2014 crop year. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:21:00 +0000 96131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Vilsack addresses Commodity Classic crowd http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to farmers this week at Commodity Classic. He thanked them for their hard work, extended the deadline for base acre and yield changes, asked for their help in passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade promotion and addressed GMOs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Management Trade Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:07:00 +0000 96101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Kurt Lawton Farm program deadlines approaching http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-deadlines-approaching <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The deadline to finalize decisions on base acre reallocation and updating payment yields at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices is Feb 27. The deadline for producers to complete the farm program choice on each farm unit, and potentially on each eligible crop, is March 31. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-deadlines-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-deadlines-approaching#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:05:00 +0000 95791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Feb. 6, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-6-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn how farmers are becoming more compliant when planting a refuge for Bt corn, and make your farm bill choices in seven steps. Read new research that says climate change is impeding soybean yields, and see what's new for herbicides this year. Finally, enjoy a smile from some cows.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-6-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-6-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans soybean production Farm Bill Herbicides Seed Sat, 07 Feb 2015 01:17:00 +0000 95771 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Cash flow planning with PLC, ARC-CO, ARC-IC http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cash-flow-planning-plc-arc-co-arc-ic <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Those currently involved in doing cash flow planning may wonder what amount, if any, can be included in a cash flow projection for estimated farm program payments from the 2014 corn and soybean crop, and possibly for the 2015 crop year. There are many variables that factor in to the calculation of potential farm program payments; however, by knowing a few of the basics, a person can make a reasonable estimate of potential payments for 2014, as well as possibly for 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cash-flow-planning-plc-arc-co-arc-ic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cash-flow-planning-plc-arc-co-arc-ic#comments Corn Soybeans Disaster Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:05:00 +0000 95621 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 23, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the five agriculture stories to read this week, read how higher-protein soybeans could fetch a premium and use an online simulator to calculate crop insurance premiums. Check out some FAQs on base acre reallocation in the farm bill and see where land values are estimated to be in 2015. Finally, watch Bill Gates talk about his position on GMOs. It may enlighten you.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015#comments Issues Soybeans GMO soybean production Crop Farm Bill Prices Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:26:00 +0000 95601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Market year average prices affect farm program decisions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-year-average-prices-affect-farm-program-decisions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>One of the key components for farm operators to understand as they evaluate the new farm program options is the concept of Market Year Average (MYA) price. The MYA price for a given crop year is used to calculate any potential payments for all three farm program options: Price Loss Coverage (PLC), Ag Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO), and Ag Risk Coverage-Individual (ARC-IC). The historical MYA prices are also used to determine the benchmark revenues for both the ARC-CO and ARC-IC program options. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-year-average-prices-affect-farm-program-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-year-average-prices-affect-farm-program-decisions#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 06 Jan 2015 21:02:00 +0000 95261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Agriculture in 2015: Farm program sign-up, renewable fuels, crop production and land values http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/agriculture-2015-farm-program-sign-renewable-fuels-crop-production-and-land-values <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>2015 is setting up to be another interesting year in the agriculture industry, following a fairly profitable year in 2014 for many livestock producers, but a far less profitable year for most crop producers in the upper Midwest. 2015 will bring farm program sign up, as well as continued uncertainty about renewable fuels. There are also crop production costs to consider, and the hope that land values continue to moderate. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/agriculture-2015-farm-program-sign-renewable-fuels-crop-production-and-land-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/agriculture-2015-farm-program-sign-renewable-fuels-crop-production-and-land-values#comments Corn Soybeans Biomass Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:17:00 +0000 95191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2014 farm bill decisions: The choice of ARC or PLC, and more http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-decisions-choice-arc-or-plc-and-more <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The process of enrolling in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which began in October and runs through spring, requires farmers to update their base acres and yields, then make a one-time decision for the program they will use for the next five years. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-decisions-choice-arc-or-plc-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-decisions-choice-arc-or-plc-and-more#comments Issues Farm Bill Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:55:00 +0000 94871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Larry Stalcup 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 28, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-28-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read this week include advice for renegotiating farmland leases (if you haven't done so already), as well as an FAQ on Title I programs in the 2014 Farm Bill. Read a perspective from Bayer CropScience CEO about the benefits of modern agriculture, and how that impacts our food safety. And while the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, it's not too late to be #thankful4ag, and to take a look at what U.S. farmers provide to make those amazing Thanksgiving meals. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-28-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-28-2014#comments Issues Farm Bill Management Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:52:00 +0000 94701 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com