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If you're stressing to meet next week's deadline for selecting the federal crop insurance program that's right for your farm, you have another week to breathe.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Friday that USDA is extending the deadline for reallocating base acres and selecting PLC or ARC for your farm by a week. The deadline is now Tuesday, April 7.
"This is an important decision for producers because these programs help farmers and ranchers protect their…See More
With crop prices continuing to stay at or below profitable levels, a lot of farmers are talking about the related markets and why prices for things like farmland haven't fallen in lockstep with the grains. Although there are some market dynamics that dictate things like land (that follow longer-term fundamental trends, for example) won't shadow the grain markets, there is speculation that market sectors like these are more decoupled than ever. …
Wheat, pre-USDA report positioning leading grains Friday.
Corn and soybean futures are lower while wheat is higher heading into Friday's open outcry trading session, with wheat fundamentally in the driver's seat. However, analysts say the reason for wheat's defensive position -- improving weather conditions in the southern Plains -- isn't enough to keep wheat in the red heading into today's trade. Drought conditions eased in some parts of that…See More