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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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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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Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Limits on payments by farm commodity programs have been a contentious issue in recent farm bills. Several types of limits now exist, including a 10% cap on the payment per base acre by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage). This 10% cap

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Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 20, 2017

A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri indicates continued financial pressure on United

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North Dakota: Wheat Producers Will Receive Maximum Farm Bill Payments in 2017

North Dakota: Wheat Producers Will Receive Maximum Farm Bill Payments in 2017

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University 🕔Mar 16, 2017

All North Dakota wheat base acres enrolled in the Agricultural Risk Coverage – County (ARC-CO) program should receive the maximum allowed payment rate in late 2017 for the 2016 year. The payment rate per base acre should range from $21.44

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ARC-CO and PLC Payments: Taking a Look Back, Comparing 2014 and 2015

ARC-CO and PLC Payments: Taking a Look Back, Comparing 2014 and 2015

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Debate has begun on the next farm bill. A key debate item will be the safety net programs in the commodities title. Roughly 99% of base acres of covered commodities are enrolled in the ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage -County) and

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