Virginia Cotton: Converting Generic Base – Keep it Simple

🕔Sep 5, 2018Early this year, congress restored cotton as a title 1 commodity which basically means that it will have a safety net during periods of unprofitable prices. Cotton farmers lost their […]

Cotton: ARC and PLC Seed Cotton Signup Started

🕔Jul 30, 2018USDA on Monday announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may […]

West Texas: 7 Seed Cotton Program Sign-Up Workshops in Aug.

🕔Jul 30, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct more seed cotton program sign-up workshops in August to inform producers of the changes from the recently reinstated government program, an agency economist […]

Webinar: Seed Cotton Program Decision Aid, July 19

🕔Jul 17, 2018Join in Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. CST to hear from Dr. James Richardson, Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow, […]

Farmland Price Runup Wasn’t Just about Ag Prices – Commentary

🕔Jul 12, 2018Agricultural policy makers are faced with two vexing challenges in responding to the long periods of low prices that farmers regularly face. They need to design programs that: 1-do not […]

Farm Bill, 2018: Next Up – Resolving 5 Key Issues Between House and Senate

🕔Jul 6, 2018On June 28, 2018, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the 2018 farm bill with an historic 86 to 11 vote (U.S. Senate, Roll Call Vote 143). Senate passage followed […]

Farm Bill 2018: ARC Won’t Help Farmers if No Supply-Demand Change – Commentary

🕔Jun 29, 2018Over the last year US lawmakers have been saying that the 2018 Farm Bill would, at most, involve incremental change from the 2014 Farm Bill. While the House version contained […]

Farm Bill 2018: Senate Version Passes – No Major Changes – DTN

🕔Jun 29, 2018The Senate passed a new farm bill Thursday with a massive bipartisan vote of 86 to 11, signaling that the Senate Agriculture Committee will be in a strong position in […]

Farmers Face a Multitude of Financial Risks – Commentary

🕔Jun 20, 2018Every year, farming has its risks but following 5 years of a steady decline in the price of corn with similar declines in the prices of other grains and oilseeds, […]

Farm Policy: Federal Risk Management Tools for Ag Producers

🕔Jun 19, 2018Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a timely report regarding farm policy titled, “Federal Risk Management Tools for Agricultural Producers: An Overview.”  Today’s post […]

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