Why Ask Farmers to Gamble on Program Choices? – Commentary

🕔May 1, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers with the ability to switch between the Agricultural Risk Coverage program at the county level (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program. Initially […]

Farm Programs: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You? – Videos

🕔Mar 13, 2019Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) was created after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Before 2019, most farmers in the Midwest could not use SCO because SCO is only available […]

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

🕔Mar 12, 2019USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

USDA Sees Higher Farm Income. But… – DTN

🕔Mar 8, 2019Net farm income is expected to rise 8.1% in 2019, according to the latest projection from USDA, but the increase won’t make up for the 17.8% drop in 2018.   USDA […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary

🕔Dec 27, 2018A couple of weeks ago, a reader from Iowa wrote us, “I stopped into the Farm Service Agency office today…to see if there would be any farm subsidies this year, […]

President Trump Signs Farm Bill into Law – Ag Groups React – DTN

🕔Dec 24, 2018Mick Henderson, board chairman for the Renewable Fuels Association and general manager of a Kentucky ethanol plant, was among the large group of people tied to farm groups and related […]

Georgia Cotton: Hurricane Michael Impacts on ARC/PLC Decision

🕔Nov 12, 2018We recently released a factsheet which compares between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for this year after Hurricane Michael. We conducted the analysis based on […]

Texas: Seed Cotton Farm Bill Training, Lubbock, Oct. 16

🕔Oct 9, 2018A Seed Cotton Farm Bill Training will be held Oct. 16 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock. The center is located north of the airport […]

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 […]

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