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Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 14, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterday to discuss the President’s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Recall that late last month, Sec. Perdue discussed the executive branch agricultural budget outline before the

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Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

👤By Art Barnaby, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: For Tables and Figures see the Source Link at the bottom of the article. The Administration’s budget would cut $58.7 billion from crop insurance or about $6 billion a year over 10 years. Over the last five years,

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Crop Insurance Product Comparison – What’s Best for You?

Crop Insurance Product Comparison – What’s Best for You?

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Periodically, discussion pertaining to the elimination of the harvest price option is mentioned in policy circles. The revenue protection product with the harvest price option is widely used in the Corn Belt. This article examines the relative attractiveness of the

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Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Recent news articles have pointed to ongoing concerns with respect to President Trump’s budget proposals, specifically when it comes to proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program (food stamps).   Late last month, lawmakers on the House Ag

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Corn Belt: 3 Alternatives if You Miss Crop Insurance Planting Date

Corn Belt: 3 Alternatives if You Miss Crop Insurance Planting Date

👤By Michael Langemeier, Professor, Perdue Department of Agricultural Economics 🕔Jun 1, 2017

With corn and soybean planting in the Eastern Corn Belt behind schedule, many farmers are dealing with prevented planting and replant decisions. In response, we have put together materials pertaining to these decisions. In addition to the text below, we

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Arkansas: Crop Insurance Update for Flooded Farms – Podcast

Arkansas: Crop Insurance Update for Flooded Farms – Podcast

👤From the Arkansas Farm Bureau 🕔May 29, 2017

The Federal Risk Management Agency distributed updated “practical to replant” guidance in response to questions from farmers affected by recent flooding and destruction of their crops, particularly rice farmers. In our latest podcast, Brandy Carroll, Arkansas Farm Bureau assistant director

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Indiana: Deadlines Nearing to File for Crop Insurance

Indiana: Deadlines Nearing to File for Crop Insurance

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔May 26, 2017

Indiana corn producers have until June 5 to get their crops planted or replanted in order to qualify for full federal crop insurance benefits. The deadline for soybean growers is June 20. Coverage is reduced by 1 percent per day

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, SNAP

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 26, 2017

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss the Administration’s priorities for the Department of Agriculture and to review the President’s proposed 2018 budget.   Today’s update highlights two issues

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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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