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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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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

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

Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, and a Federal Reserve Bank district economist.   Today’s update

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Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 24, 2017

Reuters writer P.J. Huffstutter reported earlier this week that, “The White House budget on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years. “President Donald Trump’s biggest cut would come in

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Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president’s first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan proposes tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for

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Cotton Planting: Generic Base Acres Program is a ‘Disconnect’ for Growers

Cotton Planting: Generic Base Acres Program is a ‘Disconnect’ for Growers

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔May 19, 2017

This article continues discussion of cotton support, a key contemporary farm policy issue. Cotton is not a covered commodity under the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs enacted in the 2014 farm bill. This decision

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Cotton: How Effective Is Farm Safety Net Support?

Cotton: How Effective Is Farm Safety Net Support?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔May 12, 2017

As discussed in several articles over the last year, support for cotton is a key contemporary farm policy issue. These articles have discussed various aspects of the issue but have focused on assistance by the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 9, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held its second Farm Bill hearing on Saturday in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) pointed out that, unlike when the last Farm Bill was drafted, the U.S. agricultural economy is struggling right now. At a

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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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Farm Bill: The Cottonseed Conundrum

Farm Bill: The Cottonseed Conundrum

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio Sate University 🕔Apr 28, 2017

With news that Congress continues seeking a way to fold cotton back into the ARC and PLC program, this article looks specifically at the cottonseed issue. It builds on the review of the operation of generic base acres and concerns that

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