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ARC-PLC Decision: Importance of the Price Path - The Case of Corn- from Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

ARC-PLC Decision: Importance of the Price Path - The Case of Corn Overview Farms will have to decide between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. The decision covers the 2014 through 2018 crop years. Because the decision covers all 5 years, can onl...

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Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in 2013 - from Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling

Posted by John Fulton -

In 2013, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $1,033 in the northern section, $966 in the central section for farmland with "high" soil ratings, $951 in the central section for farmland with "low" soil ratings, and $872 in the southern section. Soybean costs per acre were $727, $715, $673 and $631, respectively (see Table 1). Costs were...

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