USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments

🕔Oct 12, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this […]

Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package

🕔Jun 13, 2018Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

Ag Policy: Price Loss Coverage Favors “Other Oilseeds”

🕔Jun 4, 2018In the context of U.S. commodity policy, “other oilseeds” include canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame seed, and sunflower seed, as well as “any oilseed designated by the […]

Farm Policy Review and Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill

🕔Jan 5, 2018This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

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

🕔Nov 10, 2017The 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 […]

Cotton: NCC Chair Pushes to Bring Cotton Back into ARC and PLC Programs

🕔Apr 5, 2017Ronnie Lee, Georgia cotton producer and National Cotton Council chairman told members of  the House Ag Subcommittee on Tuesday (4/4)  that the U.S. cotton industry is still seeking to get cottonseed […]

Commodity Groups Request More Benefits for ARC, PLC and Crop Insurance- DTN

🕔Mar 29, 2017Farmers who lead commodity groups asked the House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee on Tuesday to continue the commodity programs in the 2014 farm bill, but to […]

Understanding ARC as a Multi-Year Loss Program

🕔Dec 10, 2015This article examines ARC-CO’s assistance for multiple year loss, including two policy innovations: (1) a 10% cap on per acre payment and (2) using the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program’s […]

Net Income Risks: Managing with Crop Insurance, Farm Bill, Hedging

🕔Dec 7, 2015Managing uncertain yields and prices before planting is a primary concern to producers, especially when financial ruin is at stake. To manage uncertainty, producers are presented with a complex set […]

Crop Insurance: Enrollment Period Begins Dec. 7

🕔Dec 3, 2015U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, […]

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