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Bundle Whole-Farm Policies

2 Oct 2015
By Marcia Zarley TaylorDTN Executive Editor HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Whole-farm income insurance has long been the stepchild of federal crop insurance plans, attracting only about 1,000 policies nationwide, or 0.1% of all policies sold last season. But pressure on farmers to economize and recent enhancements designed to appeal to specialty crop a...

Informa Cuts Corn, Bean Crops

2 Oct 2015
By Katie MicikDTN Markets Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- Private analytical firm Informa Economics estimates that farmers will produce 13.56 billion bushels of corn with a national average yield of 168.4 bushels per acre. That's 24 million bushels lower than USDA's September estimate. The average yield is 0.9 bpa higher. "The new estimate expects the plan...

DTN Distillers Grain Update

2 Oct 2015
By Cheryl AndersonDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- The inclusion of distillers grain in beef rations and its growing popularity has brought with it some concerns over levels of sulfur for cattle. That was the impetus for research at Iowa State University that has examined the effect of high sulfur diets on trace mineral absorption in cattle. Dr. S...

USDA Restarts Soybean Crush Reports

1 Oct 2015
By Katie MicikDTN Markets Editor EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been corrected to fix a conversion error. The report is issued in short tons, but we erred by using metric tons to convert the estimates into bushels. Please see the corrected figures below. ** OMAHA (DTN) -- Soybean processors crushed 146 million bushels, or 4.38 million short ton...

Corn Stocks: East vs. West

1 Oct 2015
By Alan BruglerDTN Contributing Analyst The USDA Grain Stocks report Wednesday showed Sept. 1 corn stocks of 1.731 billion bushels, up from 1.236 billion bushels last year and 821 million bushels in September 2013. The stocks figure was below the average trade estimate for the third time in the past nine years but still showed a big year-over-year ...
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