Illinois: What Aid Can Farmers Expect from WHIP+? Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
Producers who experienced yield losses due to drought or excess moisture in 2019 may be eligible for disaster assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity […]

Multi-Farm ARC-IC Tool, Other Program Information Feb 19, 2020

🕔Feb 19, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will make payments in 2019 for farms that are entirely prevented plant or farms with low yields.  ARC-IC combines all Farm Service […]

Farm Program Decision – An Alternative Look Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
This article analyzes if the history of 2014 farm bill payments can inform 2018 farm bill decisions between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  The […]

ARC-IC – Should You Consider It? Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
Strategies for evaluating Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual level (ARC-IC) are discussed in this article given that 2019 farm yields are known and can aid in making decisions.  We […]

Corn, Soybeans: Decoding Prevent Plant Acres Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
Puzzlement has surrounded prevent plant acres for corn in 2019.  Specifically, using November 1 data from USDA, FSA, how can corn have 11.4 million prevent plant acres when corn planted […]

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

🕔Oct 30, 2019
ARC-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 […]

U.S. Cover Crop Acreage Up 50% from 2012 Jul 25, 2019

🕔Jul 25, 2019
This article discusses land use practices as reported in the 2017 US Census of Agriculture, with a focus on cover crops. Cover crops have attracted intense interest as a practice […]

Ag Trade: Tariffs Leading to ‘Point of No Return’ May 23, 2019

🕔May 23, 2019
Even if the United States eventually reaches a trade agreement with China, the damage done from the ongoing trade war could take years to undo, according to an agricultural economist […]

Corn, Soy Prices Down; Trade Gap Grows: Short on Optimism Nov 7, 2018

🕔Nov 7, 2018
Farmers rattled by the dip in value of their soybean crop likely will see prices for their corn go up next year, one of the few optimistic projections made at […]

Arkansas Rice, Soybeans: Farm Strives for Most Advanced Science in the World Mar 15, 2018

🕔Mar 15, 2018
There’s a farm in Arkansas growing soybeans, corn, and rice that is aiming to be the most scientifically advanced farm in the world. Soil samples are run through powerful machines […]

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