2018 Farm Bill Draft: Maybe Not as Bad as You Expected – DTN

🕔Apr 13, 2018Congressmen have been quick to point out 2018 farm income is projected to be less than half of what it was five years ago, but the farm bill draft rolled […]

Cotton and Dairy Farmers Included in Congressional Budget Agreement – DTN

🕔Feb 9, 2018The federal government shutdown briefly early Friday morning before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to approve a much-criticized spending bill that includes some key agricultural programs.   The […]

Cotton Growers May Benefit from Last Minute Disaster Package – DTN

🕔Dec 20, 2017It’s been a long battle, but cotton farmers will finally get the opportunity to sign up cottonseed in an emergency disaster bill Congress is expected to pass before leaving town […]

Farm Bill: Programs Cost Taxpayers Too Much, Don’t Address Low Price Issues – Commentary

🕔Nov 22, 2017During a recent teleconference, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee Michael Conaway said that debate on the farm bill would be pushed into early 2018 and the commodity title would […]

Farm Safety Net: How Would It Handle Sudden Trade Disruptions?

🕔Nov 9, 2017Risk remains one of the salient features of commodity agriculture. We usually discuss weather or market price risk, but we also need to be mindful of policy risk. Macro-economic policy […]

Net Farm Income Down 4th Year; Debt-to-Asset Ratio to Hit 15.5% Next Decade – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2017Net farm income falling for the fourth straight year is the key takeaway from a crop and livestock forecast released Monday by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) […]

Farm Programs: Fixing Payment Discrepancies Requires More Resources – DTN

🕔Dec 6, 2016A new farm bill creates the opportunity to deal with current struggles with different commodities as well as potentially reward rural America for its support of President-elect Donald Trump, a […]

Farmers Question ARC Yield Payments Process, Lawsuits Possible – DTN

🕔Feb 9, 2016Law firms and grain marketers are pushing for possible legal action against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the way USDA came up with the final county yield totals for […]

ARC-CO Payments: Comparing Differences in FSA and NASS yields

🕔Dec 2, 2015The Farm Service Agency (FSA) computes county yields used in calculating Agricultural Risk Coverage–County Option (ARC-CO) payments. FSA yields differ from county yields released by the National Agricultural Statistical Service […]

ARC-CO Payments: Estimates for 2015

🕔Nov 25, 2015Many farmers will place estimates of 2015 Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Option (ARC-CO) payments on the 2015 income statement as revenue, resulting in an accrued ARC-CO payment on their […]



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