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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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As planting nears, think about soybean management to avoid in-season challenges and achieve high yields. As part of that management plan, seed treatments protect the soybean crop from insects and disease.

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January started out rather mild and wet and has ended with subzero temperatures. It has been a yo-yo pretty much the entire month. We have had…

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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.

MINNEAPOLIS — Agricultural supply and demand estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture set the table each month for the grain market, …

The highly anticipated 2018 crop production summary was finally released Feb. 9 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one month late due to t…