The year's final field roundup found some farmers still waiting on a few unharvested acres, while others are hauling grain, finishing up fall fertilizer and tillage, buying seed and reflecting on the year.
The Ohio Valley eastward to mid-Atlantic and Carolina coastal areas will see rain Saturday. The Pacific Northwest will see a storm system. Middle America will be mostly dry. » More DTN Weather Commentary
USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky spoke to members of the Iowa Soybean Association Thursday morning about trade-aid payments and the farm bill. The status of the trade-aid payments was among the first questions from farmers when Censky wrapped up his talk.
Farmers will need to adjust their mindset on taxes since some of the biggest changes under 2017 tax reform makes it beneficial to avoid claiming a loss. The first of this four-part series discusses changes to the rules governing net operating losses and how deferred payment contracts could give your accountant room to maneuver.