Texas: Farm Bill Meeting, San Saba, Dec. 4 Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a Farm Bill meeting in San Saba on Dec. 4. The event will start at 8 a.m. at the San Saba Civic […]

“2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

ARC – Individual Vs. County – When Is It Worth Considering? Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019ARC-IC (Agriculture Risk Coverage – Individual) has received less attention than ARC-CO (ARC – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  ARC-IC is operationally more complex, thus harder to explain and […]

2014 Farm Bill – Which Paid More, PLC or ARC-CO? Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019The Farm Service Agency recently released 2018 payment rates for both Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). With this release, yearly payments for […]

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for ARC, PLC Programs Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the […]

4 Things to Consider When Making ARC vs. PLC Decision Oct 2, 2019

🕔Oct 2, 2019This article discusses four key elements to consider when choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC): expected payments, type of coverage, payment […]

ARC Versus PLC – Best Choice In A Low-Price Environment? – DTN Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019A vast majority of corn and soybean farmers elected the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program under the 2014 Farm Bill, but University of Illinois economists say growers are more likely […]

NDSU Suggests Waiting to Make ARC, PLC Decisions Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 2019The sign-up period for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program decision under the 2018 Farm Bill has started and will run until March 15, 2020, […]

Taxes: Qualified Business Income, Section 199A – Confused? – DTN Aug 5, 2019

🕔Aug 5, 2019Back in January, the IRS released final regulations on Section 199A. Due to several flaws, the agency continued to work on the verbiage and mechanics. On April 19, the IRS […]

USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments Oct 12, 2018

🕔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 […]

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