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Electing ARC and Using SCO

  • December 17, 2014
  • Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey and Carl Zulauf

The 2014 Farm Bill allows producers to make a farm program election decision on each of their Farm Service agency farm units (FSNs). There are three programs available - Price…
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Choosing Between Base Acre Allocation Alternatives

  • December 16, 2014
  • Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Jonathan Coppess

The 2014 Farm Bill gives landowners a choice between two alternatives for determining the allocation of base acres across program crops. Land owners will either 1) retain current base acres…
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Corn Price Strength Continues

  • December 15, 2014
  • Darrel Good

March 2015 corn futures traded to a high of $4.115 on December 15, the highest level since July 10 and $0.80 above the low reached on October 1. The average…
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3rd Quarter RIN Update

  • December 12, 2014
  • Nick Paulson

Today's article provides an update on Renewable Identification Numbers by looking at estimates for RIN carry-in and generation numbers for 2014 based on available data through October from EPA's EMTS.…
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Capital Purchases and Lower Net Incomes

  • December 2, 2014
  • Gary Schnitkey

During recent years, capital purchases on grain farms have more than tripled on a per acre basis. Capital purchases will need to decrease given the lower net incomes projected over…
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Monthly Review of Corn Consumption

  • December 1, 2014
  • Darrel Good

The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year. Following is an update of the monthly analysis of the pace of corn…
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