Corn, Soybeans: Prevent Plant Policy Options May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
As discussed in the May 4, 2022 farmdoc daily, crop insurance’s prevent plant provision has the potential to notably reduce planted acres if planting is delayed by weather until prevent plant’s first […]

USDA to Provide $6Bln to Crop Producers Impacted by 2020-21 Natural Disasters May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
The U. S Department of Agriculture announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling […]

USDA Announces Disaster Assistance for 2020 and 2021 May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $6 billion Emergency Relief Program (ERP), the new disaster recovery assistance program for agricultural producers. Funding for ERP was provided by Congress as […]

How Related Are Crop Insurance and Commodity Program Payments? Apr 11, 2022

🕔Apr 11, 2022
An issue in recent farm bills has been a concern that crop insurance and ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – County commodity program) would make payments for the same loss.  The […]

Reviewing the President’s Budget for Agriculture, Fiscal Year 2023 Apr 4, 2022

🕔Apr 4, 2022
On March 28, 2022, President Biden released the annual budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023 for the federal government. Included within it is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget for […]

White House Budget Details – DTN Mar 30, 2022

🕔Mar 30, 2022
Despite a lack of willingness in Congress last year to go along with his tax proposals, President Joe Biden’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2023 again calls for raising the […]

ARC vs. PLC: Their Different Policy Objectives and the Design of Commodity Programs Mar 17, 2022

🕔Mar 17, 2022
Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are both commodity programs but their policy objectives differ.  PLC provides assistance when prices are low.  ARC provides assistance when transitioning […]

FSA Administrator: Most FSA Offices Open for Farmer Appointments – DTN Mar 2, 2022

🕔Mar 2, 2022
Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux praised FSA employees for their work during the pandemic and acknowledged there are growing calls from farm groups to reopen all FSA offices back […]

2022 Commodity Program Decision: ARC-CO – PLC Decision Indicator Feb 25, 2022

🕔Feb 25, 2022
This article is a follow up to the farmdoc daily article of December 9, 2021.  It discussed a price ratio that had an 81% accuracy in predicting if ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – […]

Commodity Safety Net Programs Enrollment Deadline is March 15 Feb 22, 2022

🕔Feb 22, 2022
USDA’s Farm Service Agency reminds growers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2022 crop year have until […]

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