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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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North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

North Dakota producers will have an opportunity to learn about farm policy and issues related to the anticipated 2018 U.S. farm bill during a daylong conference April 12 at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. Producers will be able to

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearings Move to Specialty Crops

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearings Move to Specialty Crops

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 13, 2017

A news release from the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday indicated that, “[T]he Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a hearing to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2014 Farm Bill programs aimed at benefiting specialty crop production.” The meeting was

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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

👤By Todd Davis, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 10, 2017

The projected prices for Revenue Protection (RP) crop insurance is established using the December 2017 corn and November 2017 soybeans futures contracts closing prices for the month of February. The 2017 projected prices for corn and soybeans are $3.96 and

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Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 8, 2017

The two Federal safety net program providing risk protection to crop farmers are crop insurance and the commodity title of the farm bill, with commodity title payments coming through Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Crop

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