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USDA: Small Uptick in Farm Income – DTN

USDA: Small Uptick in Farm Income – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2017

 Cash receipts in the livestock sector are forecast to grow 7.6% for all of 2017 while receipts for crop producers are projected to fall 2%, according to USDA’s latest farm income forecast released Wednesday. Overall, net farm income is stabilizing

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Farm Bill: Programs Cost Taxpayers Too Much, Don’t Address Low Price Issues – Commentary

Farm Bill: Programs Cost Taxpayers Too Much, Don’t Address Low Price Issues – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Nov 22, 2017

During a recent teleconference, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee Michael Conaway said that debate on the farm bill would be pushed into early 2018 and the commodity title would be built on the existing programs: crop revenue insurance, Agricultural

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Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The 2014 farm bill required farms to choose between ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). While overlap in payments can occur, ARC and PLC have different design components that suggest they are not substitute programs. This suggestion

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Farm Safety Net: How Would It Handle Sudden Trade Disruptions?

Farm Safety Net: How Would It Handle Sudden Trade Disruptions?

👤By Keith Coble, Mississippi State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Risk remains one of the salient features of commodity agriculture. We usually discuss weather or market price risk, but we also need to be mindful of policy risk. Macro-economic policy in the 1980s and more recently the Renewable Fuel Policy

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Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Jacqui Fatka reported on Friday at Farm Futures Online that, “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said [on October 25th] that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has sped up its analysis of farm bill provisions that the committee is

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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end

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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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