Illinois: Farm Income Forecast Lower Than 2016 but Better Than Expected

🕔Nov 22, 2017Average net income on Illinois grain farms is forecast at around $60,000 per farm in 2017. This forecast is for a composite of grain farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business […]

Farm Safety Net: Analysis of the ARC-CO Payment Cap for Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat

🕔Nov 17, 2017Revenue losses driven primarily by low commodity prices in 2014, 2015, and 2016 have triggered ARC-CO payments on corn, soybean, and wheat base in counties across the country. Where payments […]

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 […]

Rice: USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rates

🕔Oct 31, 2017On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of […]

Farm Safety Net: Comparing ARC-CO and PLC Payments from 2014 to 2016

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🕔Oct 26, 2017The daily article from October 13, 2017 provided a comparison of ARC-CO and PLC payments for 2016 for corn and wheat. Today’s article provides county level comparisons for the two programs over […]

Farm Safety Net: Outlook for 2017 ARC-CO Payments

🕔Oct 11, 2017For those counties in which payments will be received, farmers and land owners will soon receive Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments related to 2016 production. […]

2016 ARC-CO Payments Now Available

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🕔Oct 9, 2017The Farm Service Agency has released 2016 county yields, thereby providing all information needed to calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Coverage (ARC-CO) payments. This article contains maps showing payments […]

Nebraska Panhandle: Farm Program Payouts and Projections

🕔Apr 12, 2017Editor’s Note: This Panhandle Perspectives column, published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, offers data and examples specific to western Nebraska. The 2014 Farm Bill […]

North Dakota: Wheat Producers Will Receive Maximum Farm Bill Payments in 2017

🕔Mar 16, 2017All North Dakota wheat base acres enrolled in the Agricultural Risk Coverage – County (ARC-CO) program should receive the maximum allowed payment rate in late 2017 for the 2016 year. […]

ARC-CO and PLC Payments: Taking a Look Back, Comparing 2014 and 2015

🕔Mar 10, 2017Debate has begun on the next farm bill. A key debate item will be the safety net programs in the commodities title. Roughly 99% of base acres of covered commodities […]

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