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Cottonseed and U.S. Oilseed Farm Program Issues

  • January 28, 2016
  • Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess and Nick Paulson

This article describes and assesses the proposal to add cottonseed to the list of "other oilseeds." The proposal is important due to its potential cost and because it raises other…
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Smaller Winter Wheat Crop in 2016?

  • January 19, 2016
  • Darrel Good

The USDA's December 2015 survey of Winter Wheat Seedings, released on January 12, revealed that producers seeded only 36.609 million acres of winter wheat last fall. That estimate is 2.852…
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Managing on Thinner Margins

  • January 15, 2016
  • Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight Raab

While actual data has not been collected at the moment, farm income in general will be down considerably in 2015. Without a material reduction in input costs, 2016 stands a…
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Possible 2016 Harvest Prices for Corn

  • January 5, 2016
  • Gary Schnitkey

Historical changes between projected and harvest prices are used to derive a distribution of possible harvest prices for corn in 2016. This analysis suggests about a 20% chance of harvest…
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