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    Does Dec. Cash Price Help Predict If ARC-CO or PLC Pays More Next Year? Dec 10, 2021

    🕔Dec 10, 2021
    This article analyzes if the US December cash price can help inform the annual farm program decision between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). The […]

    2021 Farm Sector Income Forecast – Dec. Update Dec 2, 2021

    🕔Dec 2, 2021
    The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase by $22.0 billion (23.2 percent) from 2020 to $116.8 billion in 2021. This expected […]

    Projected 2020 Commodity Title Payments Jun 28, 2021

    🕔Jun 28, 2021
    Given increases in prices since the late summer of 2020, commodity title payments for the 2020 marketing year will be limited. Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments are not projected for […]

    2019 Covered Commodity Dashboard and Implications for the Crop Safety Net Feb 19, 2021

    🕔Feb 19, 2021
    USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency) has released 2019 crop year payments by the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs. Together with […]

    Have Farm Program Payments Affected the Distribution of Crop Acres? Jan 29, 2021

    🕔Jan 29, 2021
    Different farm program payments across crops have been an on-going US farm policy issue, with the focus often on high per acre payments to cotton, peanuts, and rice.  Coppess discusses […]

    Jump in Farm Income Driven Unsustainable Govt. Payments – Commentary Dec 15, 2020

    🕔Dec 15, 2020
    The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) recently (December 2, 2020) released their final farm income forecast which includes a forecast of 2020 net farm income (here). […]

    Illinois: How Often Would ECO Payments Have Triggered in the Past? Dec 14, 2020

    🕔Dec 14, 2020
    The Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) is a new crop insurance program that will be available for the first time in 2021.  ECO can be used to supplement the coverage provided […]

    Farm Income: Better Prices Not Likely to Offset Subsidy Reductions Dec 7, 2020

    🕔Dec 7, 2020
    Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Mid-Iowa Cooperative’s Mike Kinley sees a $275 million soybean processing plant under construction in eastern Iowa as a way […]

    FSA Changes “Active Engagement” Payment Eligibility Rule – DTN Nov 20, 2020

    🕔Nov 20, 2020
    USDA’s Farm Service Agency on Wednesday restored the previous definitions of “active personal management,” “significant contribution,” and “related phrasing” in a rule on farm program subsidy eligibility and payment limitations. […]

    Southern Farmers Gained The Most In 2019’s Tariff Payments, GAO Finds Oct 15, 2020

    🕔Oct 15, 2020
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that reviewed USDA’s 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and payments.  USDA has reported that it made $14.495 billion in payments […]

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