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 […]

Will Recent Payments Outside The Farm Bill Boost The Safety Net? Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
Since 1973, US farm program payments follow a process of moving from one regime or plateau to another, with the move occurring in a one to two year period.  Two […]

Farm Programs: Has Coronavirus Impacted Payment Outlook? May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 control measures have resulted in dramatically lower commodity prices, leading to questions about whether commodity program selections would be different after COVID-19. Herein we present […]

Midwest Farm Income: How Has COVID-19 Impacted the 2020 Outlook? Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19 has reduced grain farm income outlook for 2020. Expected revenue from remaining old crop sales and projected revenue for 2020 are reduced. Somewhat mitigating these reductions are potentially higher […]

Trade Aid: Deadline for Signup Is Jan. 15 Nov 28, 2018

🕔Nov 28, 2018
The 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, Soy, Wheat: ARC-CO Payments for 2017, Outlook for 2018 Oct 17, 2018

🕔Oct 17, 2018
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has released 2017 county yields, 2017 Market Year Average (MYA) prices have been determined, and FSA is in the process of making 2017 ARC-CO payments. […]

USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments Oct 12, 2018

🕔Oct 12, 2018
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this […]

Cotton Planting: Generic Base Acres Program is a ‘Disconnect’ for Growers May 19, 2017

🕔May 19, 2017
This article continues discussion of cotton support, a key contemporary farm policy issue. Cotton is not a covered commodity under the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) […]

Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away Mar 27, 2017

🕔Mar 27, 2017
Limits on payments by farm commodity programs have been a contentious issue in recent farm bills. Several types of limits now exist, including a 10% cap on the payment per […]

USDA Closes Loophole on Farm Program Payments Dec 15, 2015

🕔Dec 15, 2015
The USDA today finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with […]

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