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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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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

👤By Todd Davis, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 10, 2017

The projected prices for Revenue Protection (RP) crop insurance is established using the December 2017 corn and November 2017 soybeans futures contracts closing prices for the month of February. The 2017 projected prices for corn and soybeans are $3.96 and

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Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 8, 2017

The two Federal safety net program providing risk protection to crop farmers are crop insurance and the commodity title of the farm bill, with commodity title payments coming through Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Crop

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Farm Bill: Budget Issues – What Can We Expect?

Farm Bill: Budget Issues – What Can We Expect?

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 3, 2017

With hearings underway in the House and Senate Ag Committee, the process for writing the next farm bill is taking its initial steps. Echoes of the difficult process for the 2014 Farm Bill are being heard in calls for reductions

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Farm Bill: Keeping Ag Policy and Nutrition Together is Economically Logical – Commentary

Farm Bill: Keeping Ag Policy and Nutrition Together is Economically Logical – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Mar 2, 2017

In the run-up to the 2014 Farm Bill, one of the strategies of those who for various reasons wanted to make it easier to reduce the cost of the farm bill was to split the agricultural portions of the legislation

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Farm Policy: USDA Report Examines Farm Household Income Volatility

Farm Policy: USDA Report Examines Farm Household Income Volatility

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “Farm Household Income Volatility: An Analysis Using Panel Data From a National Survey.”  The report noted that, “There has long been information tracking farm income at the national level,

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Estimated ARC-CO Payments for 2016

Estimated ARC-CO Payments for 2016

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

On February 23, the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for the 2016 crop year. With these yield estimates, fairly accurate estimates of 2016 Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) payments can be obtained. We present

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Farm Business: No Mechanism to Handle Longterm Drop in Net Farm Income – Commentary

Farm Business: No Mechanism to Handle Longterm Drop in Net Farm Income – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Feb 22, 2017

On February 7, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its forecast of 2017 farm income and expenses. Net farm income for the current year is forecast to be $62.3 billion or $5.9 billion less than 2016. Notwithstanding

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