Farm Bill Perspective – How Do Things Stand Following Elections?

🕔Nov 12, 2018House Ag Committee Chair-elect Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest on Thursday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams.  Today’s update includes perspective on the status of the Farm Bill legislation from Rep. Peterson, […]

Georgia Cotton: Hurricane Michael Impacts on ARC/PLC Decision

🕔Nov 12, 2018We recently released a factsheet which compares between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for this year after Hurricane Michael. We conducted the analysis based on […]

USA Rice Releases PLC Payment Calculator for 2017 Crop

🕔Nov 5, 2018Following USDA’s announcement of the Market Year Average (MYA) prices for rice on October 30, USA Rice has released an updated Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment calculator for the 2017 rice crop.  […]

Rice: 2017 PLC Payment Rates Announced

🕔Nov 1, 2018The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced today the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for long-grain and medium-grain rice.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) […]

Cotton: Farm Programs – Generic Base Acre Enrollment Deadline Dec. 7

🕔Oct 24, 2018Producers with generic base acres have until Dec. 7, 2018, to allocate generic base acres, update yields, make a program election for seed cotton base acres and enroll farms that […]

Farm Policy: Expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, CRS Report

🕔Oct 19, 2018Late last week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled, “Expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill,” which stated that, “The current farm bill (the Agricultural Act of 2014, […]

Farm Bill Stalemate: Conservation Concerns

🕔Oct 18, 2018The conservation title is traditionally one of the least controversial and partisan of the major, mandatory funding titles in a farm bill debate; that the conservation is part of the […]

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

🕔Oct 12, 2018Agriculture 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: No Marketing Quota, Acreage Allotments for 2019 – USDA

🕔Oct 10, 2018The USDA today announced that no marketing quota and no acreage allotments will be in effect for the 2019 upland cotton crop. The Agricultural Act of 2014 authorized commodity programs for […]

Texas: Seed Cotton Farm Bill Training, Lubbock, Oct. 16

🕔Oct 9, 2018A Seed Cotton Farm Bill Training will be held Oct. 16 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock. The center is located north of the airport […]

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