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Crop Insurers Fight Cut

18 Nov 2015
By Jerry HagstromDTN Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The federal crop insurance program goal of a 14.5% targeted rate of return, which would be cut under a provision in the recently passed budget bill, is not the same as a net profit at the same level, the crop insurance industry said on Tuesday in a one-page explanation. Actual returns...

Farmland's Elephant Hunter

18 Nov 2015
By Marcia Zarley TaylorDTN Executive Editor HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Farmland Partners CEO Paul Pittman admits his firm's purchase of 120 Illinois farms last week is "a very, very big deal," probably one of the largest single Grain Belt purchases in history. But while this mega-landlord expects the agriculture real estate investment trust he foun...

Biodiesel Presses Congress

17 Nov 2015
By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- It seemingly has become an annual pilgrimage of sorts for the biodiesel industry: Producers from across the country flood the halls of Congress to try to convince lawmakers how important the extension of the biodiesel tax credit is to the future of what is the only advanced biofuel produced on a comme...

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

17 Nov 2015
By Russ QuinnDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- Average retail fertilizer prices continued to slowly slip lower the second week of November 2015, according to retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN. But that relief could be temporary as OSHA regulations and a landmark lawsuit ultimately may influence price and availability of fertilizers, the indus...

View From the Cab

17 Nov 2015
By Richard OswaldDTN Special Correspondent LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) -- Sunny and wide in the middle, but narrow at both ends: Some might say growing seasons almost resemble a shiny big-buckled trophy belt. Now, with 2015 crops securely buckled up, DTN View From the Cab titleholders Lane Robinson of Cromwell, Indiana, and Leon Kreisel of Gurley, Nebraska...
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