Crop insurance is complicated enough. But in double-crop situations, it can be downright frustrating.
WEST DES MOINES — Despite the drop in farmland prices the past two years, land remains a good long-term investment, according to at least one economist.
There hasn’t been an awful lot of good news flooding the grain markets in recent months.
Syngenta’s board of directors voted to accept a $43 billion cash offer to be bought by ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned chemical company.
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Growing 100-bushel soybeans isn’t a big thing. It’s a lot of little things.
AMES — Suddenly, soil is cool.When farmers, researchers and others got together for a soil health conference this past week, the crowd was thinned a bit by blustery winter weather conditions, but there was no hiding the fact that talking about building better soil is becoming a major topic o…
Many farmers faced dry conditions when planting wheat, but the wet winter helped the wheat that did get planted come up, says Alan Stephens, crop insurance consultant for Diversified Services.
Farmers are looking at crop insurance as another way to trim costs for the upcoming growing season.
A glance at a chart of commodity prices over, say, 100 or more years reveals periods of surging prices followed by a period of moderation in prices. Once prices moderate, they may stay relatively low for an extended time.
The Midwest has experienced a little bit of every weather condition possible this past year, which can be stressful on forage stands.