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Peanuts: Have Generic Acres Impacted Planting Decisions?

Peanuts: Have Generic Acres Impacted Planting Decisions?

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, and Jonathan Coppess,, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

As discussed in the April 13, 2017 farmdoc daily article, the 2014 Farm Bill created generic base acres which allow the current year crop plantings to determine which commodity program payments a producer might be eligible to receive. Thus, the

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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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Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9

Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 17, 2017

In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. When the agricultural

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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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Nebraska Panhandle: Farm Program Payouts and Projections

Nebraska Panhandle: Farm Program Payouts and Projections

👤By Jessica Groskopf and Brad Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Editor’s Note: This Panhandle Perspectives column, published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, offers data and examples specific to western Nebraska. The 2014 Farm Bill reached its halfway point last year, and Congress is beginning

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Farm Bill: Cotton Issues a Significant Concern

Farm Bill: Cotton Issues a Significant Concern

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 6, 2017

The House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held its second policy related Farm Bill hearing on Tuesday, as lawmakers continue their examination of agricultural programs in advance of the next Farm Bill.   Following a farm policy

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National Cotton Council Wants Cotton Back in the Farm Bill Commodity Program – DTN

National Cotton Council Wants Cotton Back in the Farm Bill Commodity Program – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 5, 2017

In the push to draft the 2014 farm bill, leaders in the cotton industry agreed to pull cotton out of farm-bill commodity programs only to quickly discover that was a grave mistake for the industry. Increased stocks in countries such

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Farm Bill: Ag Groups Outline Commodity Title Priorities Before House Ag Subcommittee

Farm Bill: Ag Groups Outline Commodity Title Priorities Before House Ag Subcommittee

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Apr 4, 2017

This morning (4/4) the House Committee on Agriculture’s General Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee held their second of a two-part hearing series looking at commodity policies ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill. Blake Gerard, a rice farmer from Cape Girardeau,

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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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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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