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Will Cooler Heads Prevail?

  • June 25, 2015
  • Paul Peterson

On May 29, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced its latest decision against the U.S. in a long-running dispute with Canada and Mexico over country of origin labeling (COOL). The…
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2014 Farm Bill Crop Program Election, Part II

  • June 18, 2015
  • Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess and Nick Paulson

This article extends the discussion of crop program decisions by U.S. farmland owners and farmers in the June 16, 2015 farmdoc daily article. Program decision data are from the U.S.…
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Working Capital: Preserve It or Use It?

  • June 9, 2015
  • Gary Schnitkey

Many farms built working capital and other financial reserves during the period of relatively high returns lasting from 2006 to 2012. Increases in average working capital are documented in this…
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Crop Insurance Loss Performance in 2014

  • June 2, 2015
  • Gary Schnitkey

Most payments on 2014 crop insurance policies have been entered into the Summary of Business, a database administered by the Risk Management Agency (RMA). Given relatively complete payment data, an…
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