ARC-CO – Program Changes in the 2018 Farm Bill

🕔Sep 18, 2019Farmers and landowners can now make the decision between farm programs, receiving commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […]

Hemp Crop Insurance Coverage Available for 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2019Certain industrial hemp growers will be able to obtain insurance coverage under the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) program for crop year 2020. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced coverage […]

ARC, PLC Payment Calculator Available for Updated Programs

🕔Aug 21, 2019The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) made revisions to the basic farm payment programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).  With this article, […]

Farmers Vent – Ag Sec. Perdue Listens – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2019Bob Worth didn’t wait for a listening session at Farmfest on Wednesday to start before getting a few words with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue about the prevented planting situation in […]

Kansas: 10 Farm Bill Meetings Planned in Aug., Sept.

🕔Aug 7, 2019With every new farm bill come new decisions for farmers to make that can have lasting implications for their businesses. The most recent legislation is no exception. To help agricultural […]

Ag Economy: Loan Delinquency, Bankruptcy Filings on the Rise

🕔Aug 6, 2019Recent news items have highlighted variables associated with the agricultural economy, including: loan repayment rates, debt levels, bankruptcy filings and agricultural production expenses.  Today’s update includes a brief recap of […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves – Rise in Crop Prices; USDA Payments – Ag Barometer

🕔Jul 5, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in June to a reading of 126, 25 points higher than a month earlier. The barometer is based upon a nationwide monthly survey of 400 […]

Farm Bill Draft, 2020: $1.802Bln for Farm Programs – $32.1Mln More than 2019

🕔May 23, 2019The 2020 ag-funding bill that came out of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee this week, addresses a broad sweep of the rural landscape. The legislation, which is under consideration by […]

Midwest Corn: Everything You Need to Know About Prevented Planting

🕔May 15, 2019Continued wet weather and saturated soils over much of the Midwest suggests that many farmers will be facing decisions on whether to take prevented planting.  Prevented planting is available for […]

2020 Political Rhetoric and 5 Years of Falling Crop Prices – Commentary

🕔May 15, 2019Though the 2018 mid-term elections are still in the rearview mirror, the 2020 presidential election campaign is in full swing. President Trump is holding campaign-style rallies while more than 20 […]

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