margin protection

USDA Approves Modifications to Margin Protection Plan of Insurance for Crops

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency this week announced greater crop insurance options for farmers against unexpected decreases in their operating margin. Offered through the federal crop insurance program, margin protection insurance for corn, wheat, rice and soybeans will be available in more states and have updates designed to better clarify the real input costs covered beginning in …

wasde report

May WASDE Report Mostly Neutral

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The monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the Department of Agriculture released Wednesday predicts a U.S. corn crop of 14.06 billion bushels, down 1.08 billion from last year. The monthly report is also projecting a U.S. soybean crop of 4.25 billion bushels, down from the 4.3-billion-bushel crop last year. USDA projects ending stocks for new crop corn …


Soybean Planting in Brazil Arrives with Concerns

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Soybean planting in Brazil starts on September 15, but the Agri Money Dot Com website said it’s starting this year under pressure from prices, tight credit, and dry weather. There’s a few worries about the quality of available seeds as well. Crops are not actually allowed in fields before September 15 as the country tries to cut down on the …

soybean harvest

China Plans to Dramatically Increase Soybean Acres

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China is the world’s top soybean importer, but they’re taking steps to reverse that trend. Agri Money dot Com reports that China plans to massively increase its oilseed production over the next four years. The move should reverse a trend that’s seen soybean imports rise dramatically, even as excess corn continues to stockpile in government inventories.


Soybean Use Exceeded USDA Expectations

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The 2015-2016 marketing year for corn and soybeans ended on August 31. The question is how much of each commodity was used during the marketing year? The USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks report on September 30 will reveal the total consumption of the two commodities and the amount of grain stocks available for use in the 2016-2017 marketing year.