The U.S. Trade Conflict – One Year Later

🕔Apr 12, 2019Just over a year ago, on March 1, 2018, President Trump announced that he was using existing authorities to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. This was the […]

Corn, Soy, Wheat: Estimated 2018 ARC-CO Payments

🕔Apr 3, 2019The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2018 (released March 21 on NASS’s Quick Stats website).  With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2018 Agricultural Risk Coverage at […]

2019-2020 Farm Program: Decision, Fairness on Covered Commodities

🕔Mar 29, 2019The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 authorizes a program decision for the 2019 and 2020 crops of a covered commodity.  This article provides an early overview of the decision-making framework […]

Farm Bill PLC Yield Update: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, and Upland Cotton by State

🕔Mar 26, 2019This is the 4th article in a series examining the 2018 farm bill PLC (Price Loss Coverage) yield update option.  A 2/20/2019 article found that, of 21 program commodities, only corn, […]

Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

Corn, Wheat, Rice: WTO Dispute Against Chinese Support Programs

🕔Mar 7, 2019A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel circulated its report on February 28, 2019 concerning a widely-watched case brought against China’s market price support for wheat, rice and corn during […]

Price Loss Coverage Payments: The Impact of Policy Changes on PLC

🕔Feb 11, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides landowners the opportunity to update program yields for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program and we recently examined the impact of crop rotation on the […]

PLC Base Yield Updates – The Importance of Crop Rotation

🕔Jan 18, 2019Three of the last four farm bills (2002, 2014, and 2018) have authorized an update option for the yield used to determine payments by the price support program. Each updated […]

Trade Aid: Deadline for Signup Is Jan. 15

🕔Nov 28, 2018The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides partial compensation to farmers and share-rent landowners for losses occurring because of trade disputes. This program is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) […]

Corn, Soybeans: Do Growing Season Yield Changes Impact Prices Too Much?

🕔Nov 23, 2018Arguably more is written and said from May to November about US corn and soybean yields than any other factor impacting US corn and soybean prices, likely excluding 2018 and […]

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