FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in ARC, PLC Programs Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for […]

Michigan: Farm Bill Programs – Don’t Make the Wrong Decision Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Many Michigan farmers have chosen to forego 2018 Farm Bill meetings across the state, erroneously thinking that what has worked for them in the 2014 Farm Bill, will work again […]

Farm Bill Decisions: 2019 ARC-IC Payment Calculator Available Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) should be considered as a commodity title alternative for 2019 and 2020 in two special cases:  1) if a Farm Service Agency […]

Farm Bill Program Deadlines Approaching – Need Help Making a Decision? Dec 18, 2019

🕔Dec 18, 2019
Decision deadlines are approaching under the 2018 Farm Bill. This article covers deadlines and lists considerations when choosing between the commodity title alternatives of Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price […]

Texas: Extension Aid Available When Making Farm Program Decisions Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Joe Outlaw didn’t sugar-coat agricultural commodity outlooks at the recent Texas Wheat Symposium. Times are tough. But Outlaw, Ph.D., co-director of the Agricultural and […]

Trade Aid: Where Have Program Payments Been Concentrated? Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
As of December 3, 2019, USDA reported $10.33 billion in Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019, with payments being made in three tranches of 50% in August, 25% in […]

ARC-IC Could Be An Option for 2019 Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
The Agricultural Revenue Coverage – Individual Coverage (ARC-IC) program received little interest under the previous farm bill, says Andrew Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension farm management specialist. Nationwide, less […]

Farm Bill: 2019-23 Enrollment Periods for ARC, PLC Programs Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill, officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, provides safety net support programs for agricultural producers throughout the United States. These programs include the Agriculture […]

Trade Aid: How Does the MFP Compare to Past Farm Programs? Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
As discussed previously, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) created by the Trump Administration in response to the tariff conflict it initiated is arguably an unprecedented effort and may signal a […]

Conservation Reserve Program Signup Opens Dec. 9 – USDA Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign […]

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