passage of a current Farm Bill, farmers will have the risk of
their Farm Service Agency safety net being changed. Likely the
Farm Bill will include changes to crop insurance too. The market
continues to move, even if the government’s safety net must
wait on a new law. The lack of certainty in the commodity
programs, expanded bio-fuels and ethanol usage, combined with volatile
crop prices have caused many producers need to consider
different methods for managing yield and price risk.
will introduce producers to an integrated marketing/production
management approach that combines government programs, crop
insurance and alternative marketing techniques. Among the topics
addressed in this workshop are: Crop Insurance (YP, RP, RP-HPE),
selling crop insurance covered puts, futures, put and call
options, forward contracts, marketing loans, and basis
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. G.A.
(Art) Barnaby and Dr.