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 […]

Farm Programs Built On Export Expectations — A Sinking Foundation? – Opinion Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
In recent columns we have made our thoughts about exports clear when it comes to crop agriculture. We have shown the numbers that make it obvious that no matter what […]

ARC, PLC Enrollment Begins for 2021 Oct 14, 2020

🕔Oct 14, 2020
Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, […]

Reminder: Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields by Sept. 30 Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a […]

Federal Budget: House Resolves Fight Over Farm Payments, Passes Continuing Resolution Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt reported on Tuesday night at Roll Call Online that, “The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight […]

Cost Benefit Analysis of CFAP2 Payments Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
At a campaign stop in Wisconsin on September 17, 2020, President Trump announced a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2) payments. USDA estimates up to $14 billion in […]

Federal Payments Showed The Safety Net Favors Soybeans Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
This article examines the distribution by commodity of the $33 billion in payments by the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) announced in 2018 (MFP 2018), MFP announced in 2019, and Coronavirus […]

It’s Time To Reconnect Ag Support With Market Realities – Commentary Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
When we explain the concept of major-crop supply management that includes a loan rate that is marginally below the full cost of production, we are often met with one or […]

USDA – Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields by Sept. 30 Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline […]

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