Farmland Price Runup Wasn’t Just about Ag Prices – Commentary

🕔Jul 12, 2018Agricultural policy makers are faced with two vexing challenges in responding to the long periods of low prices that farmers regularly face. They need to design programs that: 1-do not […]

Farm Bill 2018: ARC Won’t Help Farmers if No Supply-Demand Change – Commentary

🕔Jun 29, 2018Over the last year US lawmakers have been saying that the 2018 Farm Bill would, at most, involve incremental change from the 2014 Farm Bill. While the House version contained […]

Farm Bill 2018: Senate Version Passes – No Major Changes – DTN

🕔Jun 29, 2018The Senate passed a new farm bill Thursday with a massive bipartisan vote of 86 to 11, signaling that the Senate Agriculture Committee will be in a strong position in […]

Farmers Face a Multitude of Financial Risks – Commentary

🕔Jun 20, 2018Every year, farming has its risks but following 5 years of a steady decline in the price of corn with similar declines in the prices of other grains and oilseeds, […]

Farm Policy: Federal Risk Management Tools for Ag Producers

🕔Jun 19, 2018Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a timely report regarding farm policy titled, “Federal Risk Management Tools for Agricultural Producers: An Overview.”  Today’s post […]

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Approved 5-Year Farm Bill – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2018The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a five-year farm bill. The bipartisan vote was 20-1 with only Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, opposed to the bill until he gets a […]

Texas Cotton: 6 Farm Bill Discussion Meetings in June, July

🕔Jun 12, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host another round of cotton meetings in the High Plains June 19-20 and July 12 to explain new cotton provisions in the farm […]

Generic Base/Seed Cotton Program Timeline

🕔Jun 1, 2018The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorized Seed Cotton as a covered commodity under Title 1 of the 2014 farm bill and created eligibility for ARC/PLC effective with the 2018 […]

ARC-CO Payments: Revised Estimates for 2017

🕔May 31, 2018In recent months, forecasts of 2017 Market Year Average (MYA) prices have increased. Higher MYA prices will result in lower 2017 payments for the Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County […]

Seed Cotton Program: Bipartisan Budget Act Requires Producer Action

🕔May 17, 2018Decisions must be made for the 2018 cotton crop being planted now, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service farm bill expert. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 established […]

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