Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield that is assigned to a crop on a […]

Trade Aid: New Direction in Public Ag Policy? Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019On November 15, USDA announced issuance of the second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019. As of November 18, 2019, USDA reports that MFP 2019 has paid […]

Corn: Has Ethanol Increased Total US Usage? Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019Corn processed into US ethanol has grown dramatically (see Figure1), and accounted for 37% of total US corn use during the 2018 market year (USDA (US Department of Agriculture), Office […]

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

🕔Nov 15, 2019Puzzlement 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 […]

“2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

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

🕔Oct 30, 2019ARC-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 […]

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 […]

4 Things to Consider When Making ARC vs. PLC Decision Oct 2, 2019

🕔Oct 2, 2019This article discusses four key elements to consider when choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC): expected payments, type of coverage, payment […]

Trade Aid: Hindsight and Future Policy Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019This article examines payments by the 2018 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the context of its objective to compensate US farms for tariff-related losses.  Potential implications for future farm safety […]

PLC and the 2018 Farm Bill – What’s New? Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 2019Farmers and landowners can now decide whether to receive commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for each covered […]

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