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Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Last week, Don Wick, a farm broadcaster from the Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, N.D.), sat down with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss current Farm Bill issues.   Notably, he spoke with both the Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Mike Conaway, as

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Farm Safety Net: Analysis of the ARC-CO Payment Cap for Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat

Farm Safety Net: Analysis of the ARC-CO Payment Cap for Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Revenue losses driven primarily by low commodity prices in 2014, 2015, and 2016 have triggered ARC-CO payments on corn, soybean, and wheat base in counties across the country. Where payments have been triggered, the level of those payments has varied

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What Is the Impact of Supply Management Programs on U.S. Exports? – Commentary

What Is the Impact of Supply Management Programs on U.S. Exports? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Nov 15, 2017

We have heard over and over again from people who do not like crop supply management programs. They tell us that these programs put a cap on exports, particularly corn exports and especially if loan rates are near the full

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Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

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

The 2014 farm bill required farms to choose between ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). While overlap in payments can occur, ARC and PLC have different design components that suggest they are not substitute programs. This suggestion

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Midwest Corn: Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields

Midwest Corn: Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields

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

Controversy has surrounded determination of ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage county) yields. One component of this controversy is the difference in the county yields determined by NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) and RMA (Risk Management Agency), both U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Farm Bill: 1996 Changes Made Farmers More Dependent on Govt. Programs – Commentary

Farm Bill: 1996 Changes Made Farmers More Dependent on Govt. Programs – Commentary

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

In looking toward a farm bill based on a supply management program, today’s column examines planting flexibility, the role of crop insurance, World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance, and the problems that accrue with the failure to regularly adjust crop loan

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Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Jacqui Fatka reported on Friday at Farm Futures Online that, “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said [on October 25th] that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has sped up its analysis of farm bill provisions that the committee is

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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end

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Crop Insurance: Harvest Price Option – Historical Assessment

Crop Insurance: Harvest Price Option – Historical Assessment

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

HPO (harvest price option) crop insurance is popular with farmers but there have been several attempts to eliminate public subsidies for it. This article assesses HPO’s historical performance in terms of its design mechanism that replaces the projected price with

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Farm Safety Net: Comparing ARC-CO and PLC Payments from 2014 to 2016

Farm Safety Net: Comparing ARC-CO and PLC Payments from 2014 to 2016

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Oct 26, 2017

The daily article from October 13, 2017 provided a comparison of ARC-CO and PLC payments for 2016 for corn and wheat. Today’s article provides county level comparisons for the two programs over the first three years of the current Farm Bill, 2014

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