Welcome to 5-Minute Farmdoc, your go-to channel for insightful discussions on various topics related to agriculture. In today’s episode, we delve into the world of crop insurance and explore a recent proposal discussed by our colleagues from North Dakota. They suggest a change to the subsidy mechanism that assists farmers in covering the costs of crop insurance policies. This proposal aims to cap the farmer’s premium costs at 4% of the policy’s liability,…
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Bt Resistance and Management Recommendations for Illinois
Corn rootworm remains the most economically damaging insect pest of corn in Illinois, though its impact in recent years has primarily been felt in the northern third of the state. The ongoing development of resistance to Bt traits has complicated management decisions for Illinois farmers. Join University of Illinois scientists to discuss the status of rootworm populations and Bt resistance throughout Illinois,…
- In this interview, Gary Schnitkey outlines a simple variable cash rent agreement. It sets the minimum rent $100 below the USDA average, the maximum $!00 above that average, and adds a yield factor of 32% of the corn yield income or 43% of the soybean yield income to the minimum for central and northern Illinois. Those factors differ in southern Illinois.
The Spring 2020 Crop Insurance Tools were released on March 1. This includes the iFarm Premium Calculator, Payment Evaluator and Price Distribution tool available online and the FAST Decision Tool available as an Excel spreadsheet.
With this program, the user can (1) estimate the costs of planting corn and soybeans by planting date, (2) estimate the net returns from replanting, (3) prevented planting payments, and (4) compare crop rotations.