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 […]

Farm Bill Payment Calculator Available for North Dakota, Minnesota Counties Jan 31, 2019

🕔Jan 31, 2019A calculator developed by NDSU Extension to help producers estimate the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments they may receive in 2019 is available online. The payments are for the […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary Dec 27, 2018

🕔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, […]

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 […]

ARC and PLC: Comparing Payments, 2014-16 Crops May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018Payments by ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) are examined for 22 program commodities using FSA (Farm Service Agency) reported payments for the 2014-16 crops. […]

2018 Farm Bill Draft: Maybe Not as Bad as You Expected – DTN Apr 13, 2018

🕔Apr 13, 2018Congressmen have been quick to point out 2018 farm income is projected to be less than half of what it was five years ago, but the farm bill draft rolled […]

U.S. Farm Income Decline: $123Bln in 2013 to $63.8Bln for 2017- Commentary Mar 1, 2018

🕔Mar 1, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary.  Over the last six weeks we have reviewed the US costs and returns for the crops that are most widely grown in the US: corn, […]

Illinois Corn Growers Face a Profitability Problem Jan 5, 2018

🕔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 Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production Dec 15, 2017

🕔Dec 15, 2017In a July 25, 2017 farmdoc daily article, Schnitkey discussed declining cost of production for Illinois corn and soybeans. This article extends the discussion to the U.S. and to barley, […]

Georgia: Estimating 2016 ARC, PLC Payments For Covered Commodities Jul 26, 2017

🕔Jul 26, 2017A PLC payment is issued when the MYA Price is less than the PLC Reference Price. Estimates of the MYA Price are available during the crop marketing year and, while […]

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