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2016 Crop Insurance Performance: A Very Low Loss Year – CORRECTION

2016 Crop Insurance Performance: A Very Low Loss Year – CORRECTION

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 17, 2017

Editorial Note: This article has been modified from the original version published on May 16, 2017. In the previous version, loss ratios in Figure 1 reported loss ratios for corn rather than for the entire program. Figure 1 has been

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Arkansas Rice: Replanting After Flooding Restricted by Farm Bill Rules

Arkansas Rice: Replanting After Flooding Restricted by Farm Bill Rules

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔May 5, 2017

Arkansas farmers who speedily planted rice in places where it hadn’t been for years, may suffer a double whammy both from losses due to flooding and the tight restrictions for replanting placed on them by the 2014 Farm Bill.  Arkansas

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Arkansas Rice: Estimated 100,000 Acres Lost to Flooding, Only Going to Get Worse

Arkansas Rice: Estimated 100,000 Acres Lost to Flooding, Only Going to Get Worse

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas 🕔May 3, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s an updated report covering potential acres affected, crop acres lost and estimated financial damage. Arkansas Flood: Nearly 300K Acres Of Crops Potentially Lost, Rice Hardest Hit This sucks.  I don’t believe in sugarcoating.  The rainfall predictors did

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 25, 2017

After a two week break, lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C. this week to face a variety of issues, including a Senate confirmation vote for Sonny Perdue to be the new Secretary of Agriculture, as well as a looming federal budget deadline

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Farm Bill: Early Farm Program Proposals Are Found Wanting

Farm Bill: Early Farm Program Proposals Are Found Wanting

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 18, 2017

A year away from the expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, we don’t see a lot in the way of concrete comprehensive proposals for commodity programs. We have heard discussions coming out of the northern plains about a 3-4-year land

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Illinois Crop Insurance: Planting Dates and Prevented Planting Factors

Illinois Crop Insurance: Planting Dates and Prevented Planting Factors

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Reviewing planting dates in crop insurance products may be prudent as planting season approaches. This article provides a summary of earliest and final planting dates associated with the COMBO crop insurance product. The COMBO product includes farm-levels plans such as

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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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Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 30, 2017

On Tuesday, the House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to explore farm policy issues in advance of the next Farm Bill.  And yesterday, the full Ag Committee hosted a hearing to review the

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Corn, Soybeans: The 4% Rule of Crop Insurance

Corn, Soybeans: The 4% Rule of Crop Insurance

👤By Brian Williams and Keith Coble, Mississippi State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

With a looming farm bill debate, crop insurance stands as the largest single component of the crop farm safety net.  The program provides risk protection from low yield or revenue in return for a premium that producers pay.  These premiums

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Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture would take a $4.7 billion cut in discretionary programs next year under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, or about a 21% cut from 2017 spending levels.  The budget blueprint released Thursday by the White House

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