Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:43AM CST
The administrator for USDA's Risk Management Agency told participants at a crop insurance convention Monday that RMA is now busy implementing the changes to crop insurance that Congress included in the farm bill. One he expects to be popular will allow farmers with "enterprise units" to include acreage in more than one county.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:37AM CST
Crops need the proper amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to produce healthy plants and top yields. Nearly as important is sulfur. Plants not only need sulfur but also require it in the right form for plant availability.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:33AM CST
In recent years, there have been reliable opportunities to lock in futures spreads and earn "carry" for storing grain six months past harvest. The upward trend of flat prices from harvest to springtime is less reliable.