Lower commodity prices pose a unique challenge of staying profitable in a tough market. Crop insurance provides farmers with an important risk management tool, and this is especially important as farmers look at continuing tight margins in 2016. “Producers are trying to find a positive net return in their budgets for 2016 and it’s hard to find,” says Giles Distinguished Agricultural Economics Professor Keith Coble, Ph.D., with Mississippi State University. “But good management and smart decisions will go a long way this year.” In this episode of Profitability Matters, Coble shares his insight on crop insurance decisions and steps farmers [...]
By Keith Coble|2022-03-31T16:24:11-05:00December 2, 2015|
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.