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What's in store for your farm this year?

Jeff Caldwell 12/26/2013 @ 2:34pm Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

The new year's arrived. 2013 was a year of major volatility for most farmers and ranchers, and that's expected to continue through at least this early stretch of 2014. Take a little time to look ahead to what the farm business sector's going to look like in the next 12 months. What's the biggest thing on your radar for the coming year?


2014 farm markets looking for support

If you can correctly project U.S. acreage, China demand, South America's production, and U.S. livestock feed demand, experts say that you could tell the world where the corn and soybean prices will go in 2014.

 

2014 a good year to max out crop insurance

A critical piece of the farm income puzzle for 2014 -- one that isn't exactly inciting optimism among farmers as they look ahead this winter -- will be crop-insurance guarantee levels for the 2014 crop.

 

Lack of farm bill & uncertainty for 2014

With just a few legislative working days remaining in 2013, the likelihood of a new farm bill is waning, leaving farmers in limbo once again, a Purdue Extension farm policy expert says.


Looking ahead: More ideas & chat

 

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