As a Research Analyst for Decision Innovation Solutions (DIS), Chris is responsible for analyzing economic and agricultural data to assist clients in making informed strategic business decisions. In this role, he will assist clients in the areas of farm policy, feasibility assessment and economic impact analysis. Read more about Chris here.
The wet spring of 2019 with rains and flooding has kept many fields unplanted across Iowa. With the final planting dates in the state of May 31 for corn for grain and June 15 for soybeans, the provisions of the Prevented and Late Planting aspects of crop insurance are important considerations for farmers faced with these decisions.
Farmers face challenging market prices in 2019 and diminished (or negative) returns due to costs of production that are not decreasing as rapidly as the projected Iowa crop values this year.
2018 saw decreased hog prices received for most months compared to 2017. This was partially due to trade disputes that have remained.
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