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ARC County still best risk management option for most farmers

An ag economist says his risk management recommendations have not changed. Paul Mitchell with the University of Wisconsin Madison tells Brownfield he still prefers the County Ag Risk Coverage plan because of where market prices are. “The 2024 marketing year average price is... Read More.

ARC or PLC?  Choice not as clear in 2024

Farmers have about a month to left to enroll in their risk protection programs. Doug Yoder, crop agency manager for Country Financial, says deciding between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program could be more difficult this year.  For example… “Instead... Read More.

Choosing between ARC and PLC anything but clear

A farm management analyst suggests farm program decisions are being clouded by market and weather uncertainty. Kent Thiesse says growers have a lot to consider leading up to the March 15th enrollment deadline for Ag Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. “The two main factors... Read More.

Economist says wait to pick ARC or PLC for corn

An agricultural economist is changing his risk management recommendations because of the expected tight crop margins and current corn and soybean prices.  Paul Mitchell says corn and soybean producers can expect some tight margins in 2024, even with some favorable fertilizer prices. ... Read More.