Shaky outlook for '17 wheat yields

As we are wrapping up February, it has been a fairly wet start to the year in the Southern Plains with a large precipitation event--rain, ice, or snow depending on your location--in January and then a smaller event in February. After driving »

Producers gain new option in crop insurance

Our agency (Sustainable Crop Insurance Services, wholly owned by National Sorghum Producers) writes with Diversified Crop Insurance Services, which is a subsidiary to Consolidated Grain and Barge. Diversified is one of the fastest-growing crop insurance providers, and its annual agent meeting just »

Modeling Corn ARC Payment Probabilities by County

USDA is set to release county yields on February 23, and these estimates will provide a lot of clarity on the size of agricultural risk coverage (ARC) payments this fall. While we wait for this information, I think a state-of-play snapshot on »