Corn Left to Plant? Numbers Say You Should Opt Out

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Corn Left to Plant? Numbers Say You Should Opt Out The crop insurance final planting date for corn was Friday, June 5, and the numbers say that those with corn yet to plant should just opt out.For higher coverage levels of crop insurance, the University of Illinois farmdoc team says it is difficult to build situations in which planting corn has higher expected returns than taking prevent plant. This is directly related to COVID-19 says Professor Gary Schnitkey and, unlike last year where there was more profit in planting corn, that’s not the case this year.“Our parameters are 200 APH yield and 80 to 85 percent coverage level but those don’t matter much in the decision. If you get to June 5 and haven’t planted corn and can take a prevent plant payment, then you probably should.”That’s the case all the way down to 70 percent RP crop insurance. By the numbers Schnitkey says taking prevent plant on corn is the right decision even if herbicide and nitrogen have been applied and you throw in a fairly stout MFP payment.“On an 85 percent coverage level 200 APH yield, you are looking at returns from prevent plant exceeding that from planting corn by over $150 per acre. So, your MFP payment would have to be over $150 per acre, which probably isn’t likely. So, again, it is just the prices that we are looking at that cause prevent plant to look much more attractive this year than last year.”That cash price in Schnitkey’s corn budget is $3.10 a bushel. Again, at that price, even those that have applied herbicide and nitrogen are better off taking prevent plant and that remains the case if you throw in a hefty MFP payment. SHARE Previous articleWorld Dairy Expo Canceled for the First TimeNext articleWhy the State Fair was Canceled and What it Means for 4-H NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Jun 7, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Corn Left to Plant? Numbers Say You Should Opt Outlast_img read more

Ricky “Rick” Jameson

first_imgRicky Wayne “Rick” Jameson, of Dillsboro, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg.  Rick was born Tuesday, May 10, 1955 in Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas Lee and Charlotte Jean (Viel) Jameson.  He was married to Brenda Kilburn for 37 years and she survives.  Rick was employed by Rising Star; and enjoyed fishing; the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.  He enjoyed hanging out with friends, telling jokes and loved his family dearly.Rick is survived by his wife Brenda Jameson of Dillsboro; son Christopher Jameson of Aurora; daughter Elizabeth (Nick) Edwards of Milan; sister Deborah (Dave) Shuter of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren: Clay, Bella, and Gabi Edwards; nephews: Matthew and Joshua Shuter; and great niece Ainsley Shuter.  He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Lee and Charlotte Jean Jameson.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Rick to the American Cancer Society.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480.  Please reach out to the family  through our website at to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Rick for the family.last_img read more

Gallery: Boston College downs Syracuse, 85-70

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Syracuse (18-12, 7-10 Atlantic Coast) is doomed to a losing record in the ACC for the first time since joining the league in 2013. That’s in part due to the 85-70 loss the Orange took at Boston College (17-13, 7-10) on Wednesday night in Conte Forum. Shooting a blistering-hot 51.9 percent from behind the arc, the Eagles pushed Syracuse even further out on the fringes of NCAA Tournament contention with the win. Comments Published on March 1, 2018 at 3:05 am Contact Alexandra: [email protected]last_img

National senior title for Durham’s Kirkpatrick

first_img Tags: Champion of Champions, County, English, John Kirkpatrick, Mens, Senior 16 Sep 2018 National senior title for Durham’s Kirkpatrick County Durham PE teacher John Kirkpatrick tamed the winds today to win the English Senior Men’s County Champion of Champions tournament by five strokes at Woodhall Spa.The Ramside Hall member was four-under today and three-under for 36 holes as he claimed the title at his first attempt, having just joined senior ranks.He adds this to an impressive set of county honours which spans four decades. Kirkpatrick won the Cumbria county championship as an 18-year-old, followed up with the RAF championship in 1986 and then won the Durham men’s county championship five years ago and added the Durham seniors this year.But the main reason that he’s so pleased to win is because “I missed my son’s engagement party last night so I was under a bit of pressure!” Now it seems a double celebration is on the cards for the Fitzpatrick family.Kirkpatrick opened his challenge yesterday with a sore of one-over 74 on the Hotchkin course and he trailed Bedfordshire’s Philip Sutton (Dunstable Downs) by three shots.Today, with stiff winds blowing, the pair went out together in the final group and Fitzpatrick had caught his rival after three holes and held a two shot lead by the turn. He played the front nine in three-under and, despite heading into the winds on the way in, he was one-under on the homeward half.“I haven’t had a three-putt in 36 holes and the greens are rapid, so I was pleased with that,” said Kirkpatrick, who plays off plus-two. “And I didn’t have a double bogey.”He teaches PE at the Durham Sixth Form Centre, which boasts a golf academy. “We’ve got some very good young golfers, especially girls. We’ve sent four to American universities in the last couple of years,” he said.Sutton finished as runner-up on two-over par, while Cheshire’s Martyn Grimley (Ringway) was third on six-over, having shot one-under today.For full scores click herelast_img read more