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Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

👤By Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) and other statewide efforts to reduce the loss of nutrients from modern farming include farmer adoption of cover cropping practices as one of the priorities (see, farmdoc daily, March 17, 2016). These efforts are increasing

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: New Margin Protection Insurance – Should You Switch?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: New Margin Protection Insurance – Should You Switch?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Margin Protection is a new insurance product available for insuring corn and soybeans in Illinois. Some farmers may find Margin Protection beneficial. Farmers who purchase Area Risk Protection (ARP) may find switching to Margin Protection attractive if they want to

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2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 31, 2017

In the last two columns, we talked about shiny new agricultural commodity policies that various individuals and groups develop with the goal of supporting farmers during periods of low prices or a one-year decline in the season average price paid

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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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Farm Bill: House Ag Committee “Listening Sessions” Continue, Sec. Perdue Visits Midwest

Farm Bill: House Ag Committee “Listening Sessions” Continue, Sec. Perdue Visits Midwest

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Following Monday’s House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Listening Session in Texas, lawmakers headed north to Minnesota on Thursday, the home state of Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, to host another forum to gather unfiltered input on farm policy issues from agricultural stakeholders.  And members of

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Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 2, 2017

Today’s update looks at the latest activity by the House Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill, a listening session held earlier this week in Texas. Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee

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U.S. Cotton Policy: How We Got Here. And, What’s Next?

U.S. Cotton Policy: How We Got Here. And, What’s Next?

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected. One

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Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 28, 2017

A total of 17 witnesses from farm, commodity, crop insurance and credit groups largely agreed on the agenda for the next farm bill at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Tuesday, but there were differences over conservation compliance requirements for crop

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Georgia: Estimating 2016 ARC, PLC Payments For Covered Commodities

Georgia: Estimating 2016 ARC, PLC Payments For Covered Commodities

👤By Don Shurley and Adam Rabinowitz, University of Georgia Ag Economists 🕔Jul 26, 2017

A PLC payment is issued when the MYA Price is less than the PLC Reference Price. Estimates of the MYA Price are available during the crop marketing year and, while the final MYA Price may not be known, any estimated/projected

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Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

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

On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill hearing that focused on commodity, credit, and crop insurance programs.  This follows previous Farm Bill field hearings in both Kansas and Michigan, as well as Committee meetings on the farm economy, agricultural

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