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October 15, 2013 The 2012 Drought, Net Incomes with and without Insurance, and a Policy Concern   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 17, 2013 Was 2012 Really the 'Big One' for U.S. Corn Yields?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 19, 2013 Drought and Crop Insurance Loss Experience in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 20, 2013 Locating the 2012 Drought Using State Corn Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 22, 2013 Early Focus on the Prospective Size of the 2013 U.S. Corn Crop   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 26, 2012 Focus on Soybean Oil   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 19, 2012 Pork Producers Did Not Panic   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
November 15, 2012 2012 Drought, the Harvest Price Option, and Forward Contracting   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
November 13, 2012 Crop Insurance and Rental Arrangements: Lessons from the 2012 Drought   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnikey
November 2, 2012 The Biofuels Era - A Changing of the Guard?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 25, 2012 Wheat Feeding   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
October 22, 2012 Cattle Prices Will Continue to Rise   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
October 9, 2012 Harvest Prices and Insurance Payments   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 3, 2012 How Bad Was the 2012 Corn and Soybean Growing Season?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 24, 2012 Soybean Prices Tumble, but There are Some Positive Developments   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 20, 2012 The Nested Structure of the RFS2 Biofuel Mandate and RIN Values   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson and Seth Meyer
September 19, 2012 Illinois Farm Disaster Areas   Continue Reading...
  Gary Hoff
September 18, 2012 Wheat in 2013?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 17, 2012 Early Corn Harvest and September 1 Stocks   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 14, 2012 What Price of Crude Oil Makes Ethanol Production Profitable?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
September 13, 2012 Projected 2012 Crop Reporting District Yields Relative to Trend-line Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 12, 2012 USDA September Crop Production and WASDE Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 11, 2012 Cash Rents in 2012 and 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 10, 2012 Renewed Focus on U.S. Crop Exports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
September 7, 2012 2012 Farm Bill Debate: Multiple-Year Risk Assistance Programs   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
September 6, 2012 RIN Values: What Do They Tell Us about the Impact of Biofuel Mandates?   Continue Reading...
  Seth Meyer and Nick Paulson
September 5, 2012 Crop Insurance and the Harvest Price Option   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 4, 2012 Questions About Corn Acreage   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 30, 2012 2012 Drought: Yield Loss, Revenue Loss, and Harvest Price Option   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 29, 2012 Consumer Spending and Beef Demand   Continue Reading...
  Paul E. Peterson
August 28, 2012 Crop Insurance in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 27, 2012 Pork Industry Faces Record Losses   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
August 24, 2012 Current Farmland Prices in Line with Farmland Returns and Interest Rates   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 23, 2012 The Impact of the 2012 Drought on Corn and Soybean Yield Updates for the PLC Program   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
August 22, 2012 Non-Harvested Corn and Soybean Acres: Historical Context   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 21, 2012 Projected 2013 Corn and Soybean Budgets   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 20, 2012 Rationing the 2012 U.S. Soybean Crop   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 17, 2012 Farm Liquidity - Your Current Ratio   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
August 16, 2012 Shallow Loss Programs and the 2012 Farm Bill Debate   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 15, 2012 Rationing the 2012 Corn Crop Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
August 14, 2012 2012 Corn and Soybeans Yields Relative to Historical Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 13, 2012 Corn and Soybean Forecasts, What's Next?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 10, 2012 USDA August Crop Production and WASDE Reports   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
August 9, 2012 Price vs. Revenue Farm Safety Net   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 8, 2012 More Ways to Hedge the RP Guarantee Before Harvest   Continue Reading...
  Paul E. Peterson and Gary Schnitkey
August 7, 2012 Initial Perspectives of Crop Insurance Underwriting Losses due to the 2012 Drought   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
August 6, 2012 Drought and the Cattle Industry   Continue Reading...
  Chris Hurt
August 2, 2012 Ethanol - Does the RFS Matter?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
August 1, 2012 An Update on RIN Stocks and Implications for Meeting the RFS2 Mandates with Corn Ethanol   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson and Seth Meyer
July 31, 2012 Release of an Online FAST Tool to Calculate Crop Insurance Payments   Continue Reading...
  Ryan Batts and Gary Schnitkey
July 30, 2012 Anticipating the Size of the 2012 Corn and Soybean Crops   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 27, 2012 The 2012 Drought and Income Tax Deferral of Crop Insurance and/or Disaster Payments   Continue Reading...
  Roger McEowen
July 25, 2012 Update on the Shutdown Price of Corn for Ethanol Plants   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
July 24, 2012 Consider Hedging RP Guarantee before Harvest   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 23, 2012 Are Soybean Prices High Enough?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 20, 2012 Springfield RMA Releases "Crop Insurance during a Drought"   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 19, 2012 Current Expectations of Future Corn Prices, and Ghosts of Prices Past   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
July 17, 2012 Likelihood of Payments in 2012 from ACRE, Counter-Cyclical Programs, and SURE   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 16, 2012 Expected Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
July 13, 2012 Rationing the 2012 Corn Crop - Are We There Yet?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin