Govt. Programs Increasingly Important Part of Farm Income Jun 15, 2020

🕔Jun 15, 2020
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported last week that, “The American Farm Bureau Federation on Wednesday sent a detailed list of recommendations to Congress to help farmers, stating that even though lawmakers had provided […]

ARC, PLC – June 30 Last Day for 2020 Enrollment Jun 11, 2020

🕔Jun 11, 2020
Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections […]

Corn, Soybeans: Farm Profitability – More Federal Aid Needed Jun 11, 2020

🕔Jun 11, 2020
Federal aid in the form of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments have increased returns and the financial stability of grain farms in 2018, 2019, […]

Farm Programs: Has Coronavirus Impacted Payment Outlook? May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 control measures have resulted in dramatically lower commodity prices, leading to questions about whether commodity program selections would be different after COVID-19. Herein we present […]

Corn, Soybeans: Is the Farm Safety Net Up to the Challenge of COVID-19? May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
A key input into estimates of economic damage resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is the role of payments by current farm safety net programs.  This article illustrates their importance using […]

Farm Program Update: ARC/PLC Enrollment May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently released enrollment data for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage farm bill programs.  This article reviews the new enrollment data, compares it to […]

FSA Reminder of Ongoing Disaster Assistance Program Signup May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The USDA has started making payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) to agricultural producers who suffered eligible losses because of drought or excess moisture in […]

Payments or Purchases: Questions for USDA on Priorities in a Pandemic Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Late Friday, April 17, 2020, USDA announced a “Coronavirus Food Assistance Program” for allocation of $19 billion in relief in response to the pandemic. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, negotiators […]

Illinois: What Aid Can Farmers Expect from WHIP+? Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
Producers who experienced yield losses due to drought or excess moisture in 2019 may be eligible for disaster assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity […]

ARC And PLC Signups Hit Record Numbers Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Producers signed a record 1.77 million contracts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2019 crop year, which is […]

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