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Chronology of a Sideways Corn Market

  • May 30, 2017
  • Darrel Good

Expectations for the magnitude of supply, consumption, and ending stocks for the 2017-18 U.S. corn marketing year have remained remarkably stable for the past several months. As a result, futures…
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Weekly Outlook

Summer Pricing for Corn and Soybeans

  • May 22, 2017
  • Todd Hubbs

Recent corn and soybean price declines associated with the political situation in Brazil erased the slight gains since the release of the March 31 Prospective Planting report. The sudden drop…
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The Deferred Tax Monster

  • May 19, 2017
  • Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, Bradley Zwilling and Bailey Fletcher

Because agriculture producers can use cash accounting for federal and state income tax purposes, there is a recognizable difference between taxable farm income and accrual farm income. These differences can…
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2017 First Quarter RIN Update

  • May 17, 2017
  • Nick Paulson

Today's article provides the first quarterly update on RIN generation for 2017. Generation figures and projections are based on available data from EPA's EMTS through March of 2017, with annual…
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Gardner Policy Series

Farm Safety Net Support for Cotton in Perspective

  • May 11, 2017
  • Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess and Nick Paulson

As discussed in several articles over the last year, support for cotton is a key contemporary farm policy issue. These articles have discussed various aspects of the issue but have…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Late Planting in 2017

  • May 9, 2017
  • Gary Schnitkey

Recent wet, cool weather has raised concerns about delays in planting, which could then lead to a switch in planting from corn to soybeans. From an economics standpoint, the decision…
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Assessing and Managing Strategic Risk

  • May 5, 2017
  • Michael Boehlje and Michael Langemeier

There are numerous ways to classify risk. One useful taxonomy is to categorize risk as either operational risk or strategic risk. Operational risk is composed of business and financial risk.…
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