Indiana crop insurance payouts top $1 billion
Indiana farmers so far have received a state record $1 billion in crop insurance payments from losses last year when drought ravaged crops throughout the state. FULL STORY »
Illinois farm sells for $15K an acre
Demand for farmland in the country’s fertile Crop Belt is still hot, as seen in an Illinois auction where a local farm sold for a whopping $15,375 per acre. FULL STORY »
As cuts loom, U.S. farm groups look for lower-cost crop subsidies
U.S. farm groups are looking for a formula to lower crop subsidy spending dramatically and end regional infighting ahead of new congressional demands for cuts in a farm bill now costing $10 billion more than planned. FULL STORY »
Agriculture, the Fed is watching you!
The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets March 19 and 20 to discuss the latest updates on the U.S. economy and agriculture will be on the agenda. FULL STORY »
Indiana farmland values to continue climbing
A Purdue University survey shows that Indiana farmland values have continued to increase despite last summer's severe drought, and farm managers and rural appraisers from across the state expect the trend to continue. FULL STORY »
Spring pork price recovery threatened
Hog prices have dropped sharply in the past month, falling from about $67 per live hundredweight in early February to $58 recently. These declining prices raise concerns over the spring price recovery and whether that recovery will be strong enough to push hog prices up to breakeven levels as had been expected. FULL STORY »
The crop insurance ball now in your court
When all was said and done, the spring guarantees for revenue types of crop insurance were a long way from recent highs in the commodity market, and were practically parallel to the spring guarantees of 2012, a year ago. FULL STORY »
Brumm Speaks Out: What is your summer management strategy?
While it may still be winter in the US, now is the time to begin implementing summer management strategies. The pigs you are placing into finishers this week will be going to market in June. FULL STORY »
China not yet demanding pledge Canada pork is ractopamine free
China is not yet requiring a third-party review of Canadian pork imports to ensure they are free of the feed additive ractopamine, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Monday. FULL STORY »
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