skip to Main Content
EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS:
Connect on Social Media
Farm. Analysis. Solution. Tools (FAST) Logo
corporate sponsor
platinum sponsor
platinum sponsor
platinum sponsor
platinum sponsor
platinum sponsor
platinum sponsor

Recent Features

Visit farmdoc Sections

FAST Tools
Go to Section
The latest in the FAST Tools Section
Farm Management Handbook
Go to Section
The latest in the Illinois Farm Management Handbook.
Marketing & Outlook
Go to Section
The latest in the Marketing & Outlook Section
Management
Go to Section
The latest on Farm Management along with the Farm Management Handbook.
The latest from the Gardner Agriculture Policy Center.
Crop Insurance
Go to Section
The latest on Crop Insurance.
Agricultural Law
Go to Section
The latest on Ag Law.

Latest farmdoc Daily Articles

Still Lower Inventories with No Intentions to Expand

The USDA’s September Hogs and Pigs report places the September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 73.8 million head, up about 1.8% from last quarter but down 1.4%…

read more

Climate Change and the Farm Bill: A Brief History

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 invested approximately $19 billion in farm bill conservation programs for conservation practices that address climate change (farmdoc daily, August 11, 2022).  In addition, USDA…

read more

Fertilizer Prices, Rates, and Costs for 2023

While fertilizer prices have declined since spring, fertilizer prices remain high, and fertilizer costs are significantly higher than a year ago. Therefore, reducing rates where practicable seems prudent. Some fields…

read more

2014 Farm Bill Voluntary Base Acre Reallocation: Cost Assessment

Base acres are an early discussion topic for the next farm bill (farmdoc daily, August 26, 2022).  Current base acres date to the 2014 farm bill.  This farm bill gave…

read more

Mulling Over Margin, Part 2: the “Elusive” Cost of Production

In policy, definitions matter. As part of a forthcoming Farm Bill, Congress may consider changes to farm programs to incorporate margins, expected to be defined as the difference between a…

read more

A Straight-Forward Variable Cash Lease with Revised Parameters

Last year, we specified terms for a variable cash rent agreement (farmdoc daily, August 10, 2021). Variable cash rents are one form of farmland leasing that has the rent vary…

read more

Latest Farm Policy News Articles

IMF- Food Insecurity Rising Since 2018, War in Ukraine Push Food and Fertilizer Prices Higher, as Mississippi Barge Rates Hit Record High

Wall Street Journal writer Yuka Hayashi reported late last week that, “Sharp rises in food and fertilizer prices caused by the war in Ukraine are creating the worst global food…

read more

One of the Strongest Storms to Ever Hit the U.S., Hurricane Ian Causes Damage and Destruction

Elizabeth Findell, Dan Frosch and Cameron McWhirter reported on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal that, “A day after Hurricane Ian ripped through the beach towns and coastal cities…

read more

Fertilizer Prices Remain “Considerably Higher” Than Last Year, as Hurricane Ian Could Worsen Outlook

DTN writer Russ Quinn reported yesterday that, “Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the third week of September 2022 continue to show varied prices. Five of the eight major…

read more

Adverse Weather Brings “Shrinking” Harvests, and Tight Global Grain Inventories

Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported yesterday that, “The world is heading toward the tightest grain inventories in years despite the resumption of exports from Ukraine, as the shipments are too…

read more

218 Ships Have Left Ukraine Under Black Sea Export Deal, While U.S. Thanksgiving Turkey Prices in Focus

Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported late last week that, “A total of 211 ships with 4.7 million tonnes of agricultural products on board have left Ukraine so far under a…

read more

Russia Wheat Harvest Could Reach Record, but Exports Stymied- as Ukraine Begins Corn Harvest

Bloomberg writer Aine Quinn reported today that, “Russia’s wheat harvest could reach a historic 100 million tons, according to consultant SovEcon, with the commodity piling up at home as the…

read more

Connect with farmdoc on Social Media

farmdoc daily

Follow these social media channels for updates on farmdoc daily articles, farmdoc events, and ag information from Ryan Hanrahan – the farmdoc social media director. Our YouTube channel includes farmdoc webinars and publication related videos.

Farm Policy News

Follow these social media channels for all the latest ag commentary from Keith Good – the Farm Policy News editor. Also includes general updates on farmdoc publications and events.

Back To Top