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Late Planting Decisions in 2016

  • May 24, 2016
  • Gary Schnitkey

In most areas of the Midwest, planting is very near completion on corn and well along its way for soybeans; however, progress lags in some areas. Weekly progress reports suggest…
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Late Planting and Tools in FAST

  • May 1, 2013
  • Ryan Batts and Gary Schnitkey

Little planting so far this spring and the continued prospects of rain bring on the potential for farmers to shift from corn to soybeans. The Planting Decision Model, a part…
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Premiums on Trend-Adjusted APH Endorsements

  • February 7, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick

The Trend-Adjusted Actual Production History (TA-APH) allows farmers to increase yields used in calculating guarantees for plans within the COMBO product. For the same guarantee level, farmer-paid premiums will almost…
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COMBO Crop Insurance Premium Changes in 2012

  • January 18, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick

Listen to MP3 podcast The Risk Management Agency (RMA) undertook a study of corn and soybean premiums and found that insurance premiums were too high relative to insurance payments. As…
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