Many corn and soybean producers have an additional crop insurance decision to make by March 15, which is the deadline to purchase federal crop insurance coverage for 2019. The supplemental crop option (SCO) crop insurance alternative was included in the 2014 Farm Bill and will be continued in the new Farm Bill. As a result, the SCO insurance option is available for the 2019 crop year for corn, soybeans, and other farm program crops in most areas of the U.S.
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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.– Farmers in the Midwest are part of social circles that are mostly comprised of individuals who, for a variety of legitimate reasons, grow two-crop monocultures. However, there is ample evidence that oats are a viable crop for Illinois farms.
With the passage of the 2018 farm bill in the rearview mirror, it’s an appropriate time to look at farm bills and other factors that have an impact on the farm economy over a longer period of time to see what they might tell us about the next four years.
PEKIN, Ill. — Industrial hemp research plots in Mason and Warren counties last year provided insight into the viability of growing the crop in…
Does having different soybean technologies in the marketplace make seed decisions tougher or does it open up weed management options?