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Corn Market Functioning as Needed?

  • November 25, 2013
  • Darrel Good

Corn prices managed a small rally following the USDA's November 8 Crop Production report that contained a corn production forecast that was not quite as large as feared. Since then,…
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Lower Crop Insurance Guarantees in 2014

  • November 19, 2013
  • Gary Schnitkey

Futures prices on December 2014 corn and November 2014 soybean contracts are considerably below 2013 projected prices. This suggests that crop insurance guarantees will be considerably lower in 2014 as…
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2013 Farm Bill Update – November 2013

  • November 14, 2013
  • Carl Zulauf and Jonathan Coppess

The House and Senate are beginning to conference the farm bill. Conference is a committee of key farm bill senators and representatives appointed to resolve differences in the bills passed…
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Corn Used for Ethanol Production

  • November 11, 2013
  • Darrel Good

In the monthly WASDE report released on November 8, the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board estimated that 4.648 billion bushels of corn were used to produce ethanol and co-products during…
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Large Corn and Soybean Crops Confirmed

  • November 8, 2013
  • Darrel Good

Today, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released new forecasts of the size of the 2013 corn and soybean crops. In addition the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board released…
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EPA Authority to Reduce the RFS

  • November 6, 2013
  • Jonathan Coppess

A recent farmdoc daily post exploring options for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) raised a question about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to reduce the RFS requirements below what…
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