For most Midwestern growers, the deadline to purchase crop insurance is March 15. University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey said farmers should expect premiums to increase. He also encourages farmers to consider a new supplemental crop insurance product, called the Enhanced Coverage Option. While it’s based on county yields instead of farm history, it has a high probability of paying out. For more details on that program, please read “New Crop Insurance Option Provides Higher Levels of Coverage” here: https://www.dtnpf.com/….
Higher crop insurance guarantees reflect the upward trend in prices that began last August, as Chinese demand for
The White House faces a conundrum: President Joe Biden has bold infrastructure plans but how the heck will he pay for them?
Biden has repeatedly promised to spend $2tn or so to upgrade (and green) America’s crumbling infrastructure. This is likely to be popular with voters and business leaders: last week Dow’s Jim Fitterling called on Biden to use the electricity crisis in Texas as a catalyst for overhauling the national grid.
Whether or not you meet the requirements for the third stimulus check for up to $1,400 apiece, you and your family could still benefit in other significant ways if Congress approves the $1.9 trillion relief bill that is now with the Senate. (Here’s the third stimulus check timeline so far.)
Dear Liz: I’m paying down credit card debts. At what ratio of debt to income would you consider my personal finances healthy?
Answer: The healthiest level of credit card debt is none. Credit card interest rates tend to be high and variable, which makes this kind of debt toxic to your financial health. Congratulations for making progress on getting rid of yours.
There are a number of measures you can use to judge whether an appropriate amount of your monthly income goes to debt payments. Among the most common:
Traditionally, mortgage lenders preferred home loan payments to be 28% or
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Facebook Inc ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site on Friday and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers.
The moves reflected easing tensions between the U.S. company and the Australian government, a day after the country’s parliament passed a law forcing it and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay local media companies for using content on their platforms.
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The new law makes Australia the first nation where a government arbitrator
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