Farm Business: Health Insurance in a Partnership; ARC Payments Deferral – DTN Feb 19, 2016

🕔Feb 19, 2016
QUESTION: I am an individual who is a 25% partner in a 4-member limited liability company (LLC) that is taxed as a partnership. This is my only income, and it […]

Farmers Question ARC Yield Payments Process, Lawsuits Possible – DTN Feb 9, 2016

🕔Feb 9, 2016
Law firms and grain marketers are pushing for possible legal action against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the way USDA came up with the final county yield totals for […]

Crop Insurance: Shallow Loss vs Multi-Year Loss Dec 18, 2015

🕔Dec 18, 2015
This article begins by comparing the relative size of multiple year loss and shallow loss, finding multiple year loss is larger. An argument is made that multiple year loss is […]

Understanding ARC-CO as a Shallow Loss Program Dec 17, 2015

🕔Dec 17, 2015
This article continues the discussion of ARC-CO. Previous articles in this series were posted on November 25, 2015 and December 9, 2015. They respectively addressed ARC-CO as transition assistance and […]

Commodity Payments Called into Question in ARC Program – DTN Dec 15, 2015

🕔Dec 15, 2015
The Farm Service Agency is receiving more questions and challenges regarding county yields as farmers discover their commodity payments for 2014 aren’t what they expected. One of the most damaging […]

Understanding ARC as a Multi-Year Loss Program Dec 10, 2015

🕔Dec 10, 2015
This 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 […]

ARC-CO Payments: Estimates for 2015 Nov 25, 2015

🕔Nov 25, 2015
Many farmers will place estimates of 2015 Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Option (ARC-CO) payments on the 2015 income statement as revenue, resulting in an accrued ARC-CO payment on their […]

ARC-CO Payments: 2014 County Yields Released Nov 11, 2015

🕔Nov 11, 2015
The Farm Service Agency has released 2014 county yields thereby providing the final item needed to calculate 2014 Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Option (ARC-CO) payments. This article provides an […]

How ARC Changes Could Lead to a Boost in Payments – DTN Nov 10, 2015

🕔Nov 10, 2015
Farmers with base acres in multiple counties are getting a chance to reassess whether they could collect larger payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-County) program for the 2014-15 crop. […]

Crop Insurance: ARC Payments Vary Widely – DTN Oct 30, 2015

🕔Oct 30, 2015
USDA’s Farm Service Agency released a series of maps Friday detailing the range of haves and have-nots when it comes to payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage program. While FSA […]

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