Some Ag Aid Relief in Iowa – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the trip to Iowa to declare 18 counties in the state as disaster areas for agriculture, allowing farmers hit by the derecho on Aug. 10 […]

Net Farm Income Rising Thanks to Govt. Payments – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Despite the pandemic, or because of government response to it, the U.S. farm sector is projected to have stronger income for 2020 than a year ago. The latest projections for […]

Crop Insurance: How Do Adverse Planting Conditions Affect Payment Timing? Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
The purpose of this article is to examine when losses that trigger crop insurance indemnities primarily occur. Early season excess moisture in 2019 allowed losses to become measurable much earlier […]

Are Export-Oriented Farm Policies Part Of The Problem? – Commentary Aug 18, 2020

🕔Aug 18, 2020
The difference between us and many other agricultural economists is that over the years we have developed our agricultural policy proposals based on the economic characteristics of aggregate crop agriculture: […]

Crop Insurance: USDA Extends Payment Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Due to COVID-19 Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will authorize Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to extend deadlines for premium and administrative fee payments, defer the […]

Crop Insurance: How Did 2019 Loss Ratios Compare to Previous Years? Jul 29, 2020

🕔Jul 29, 2020
Late and prevented planting were prevalent across the Midwest in 2019.  Prevented planting payments made up about one-third of total crop insurance payments, and those counties with large amounts of […]

Illinois Grain Farms: How Did Prevented Planting Affect Income in 2019? Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
In 2019, many farmers in Illinois had prevented plant (PP) acres, acres that couldn’t be planted due to excessive moisture throughout the planting season. Previous analyses indicated that taking PP […]

USDA Announces Flexibilities for Filing ‘Notice of Loss’ for Failed, Prevented Planted Acres Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
The USDA is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events. USDA’s Farm Service […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Making the Prevented Planting Decision Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Some Illinois corn acres are still unplanted due to wet weather. The final plant date for crop insurance has passed for extreme southern Illinois (May 28) and is rapidly approaching […]

Tennessee: Cotton Producers’ Prevented Planting Decision May 27, 2020

🕔May 27, 2020
May 20 (Final Planting date) has come and gone and June 4 (End of Late Planting) is around the corner for cotton producers. If you haven’t planted yet and have Revenue […]

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