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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of

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2014 Farm Bill Was Designed for Corn Prices to Remain Above $4 – Commentary

2014 Farm Bill Was Designed for Corn Prices to Remain Above $4 – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Sep 7, 2017

What was expected to be the 2012 Farm Bill had an auspicious start in 2011 when the leadership of the House Agriculture Committee indicated their intent to complete work on the replacement for the 2008 Farm Bill a year early.

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Farm Safety-Net Payments Through 1st 3 Years of 2014 Farm Bill, CRS Report

Farm Safety-Net Payments Through 1st 3 Years of 2014 Farm Bill, CRS Report

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 28, 2017

Background Earlier this month, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled, “Farm Safety-Net Payments Under the 2014 Farm Bill: Comparison by Program Crop,” which stated in part that, “The 2014 farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014, P.L. 113-79) authorizes farm

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Cottonseed Proposal, FY18: Details You Need to Know About Generic Base

Cottonseed Proposal, FY18: Details You Need to Know About Generic Base

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Ag Economist 🕔Aug 15, 2017

With the 2014 farm bill, cotton base on a farm became Generic Base. If you’ll recall, cotton base on a farm was frozen (could not be increased or decreased) but all other bases on the farm (bases of “covered commodities”

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Georgia: Estimating 2016 ARC, PLC Payments For Covered Commodities

Georgia: Estimating 2016 ARC, PLC Payments For Covered Commodities

👤By Don Shurley and Adam Rabinowitz, University of Georgia Ag Economists 🕔Jul 26, 2017

A PLC payment is issued when the MYA Price is less than the PLC Reference Price. Estimates of the MYA Price are available during the crop marketing year and, while the final MYA Price may not be known, any estimated/projected

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Farm Bill Programs: Beneath the Label – A Look at Generic Base Acres

Farm Bill Programs: Beneath the Label – A Look at Generic Base Acres

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 14, 2017

A recent farm bill hearing before the House Ag Committee included concerns about how cotton farmers were treated by the 2014 Farm Bill. Comments indicated a concern that cotton farmers were lacking assistance. To better understand the situation this article

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Cotton: NCC Chair Pushes to Bring Cotton Back into ARC and PLC Programs

Cotton: NCC Chair Pushes to Bring Cotton Back into ARC and PLC Programs

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 5, 2017

Ronnie Lee, Georgia cotton producer and National Cotton Council chairman told members of  the House Ag Subcommittee on Tuesday (4/4)  that the U.S. cotton industry is still seeking to get cottonseed designated as a covered commodity and eligible for the Agriculture

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Ten Years of Potential Losses for 6 Row Crops? – Commentary

Ten Years of Potential Losses for 6 Row Crops? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Mar 30, 2017

Over the last 3 weeks we looked at the USDA Agricultural Projections to 2026 for corn, soybeans, and wheat. We used those projections to calculate the profit/loss per acre for the average US farmer for each of the 3 crops

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Commodity Groups Request More Benefits for ARC, PLC and Crop Insurance- DTN

Commodity Groups Request More Benefits for ARC, PLC and Crop Insurance- DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Farmers who lead commodity groups asked the House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee on Tuesday to continue the commodity programs in the 2014 farm bill, but to make the benefits more generous to help counter commodity prices

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Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Limits on payments by farm commodity programs have been a contentious issue in recent farm bills. Several types of limits now exist, including a 10% cap on the payment per base acre by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage). This 10% cap

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