Farm Programs: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You? – Videos

🕔Mar 13, 2019Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) was created after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Before 2019, most farmers in the Midwest could not use SCO because SCO is only available […]

President’s Ag Budget Proposal Causes Some Hand-Wringing – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019Despite some lobbying last month by the crop-insurance industry, the Trump administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 again calls for reducing crop-insurance premiums, lowering income eligibility and reducing crop-insurance […]

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

🕔Mar 12, 2019USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

Rice: RCPP Deadlines Approaching for Texas, Louisiana

🕔Mar 7, 2019Rice producers in Texas have until March 15 to apply for a special Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) program, while rice producers in Louisiana have until April […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Insurance – 5 Tips Before Making a Decision

🕔Mar 5, 2019I’ll start off with a generalization that it is back like it used to be.  So it should be easy to decide – right.  Well, sort of but there are […]

Cotton: Crop Insurance Options – The STAX vs. SCO Decision

🕔Feb 28, 2019Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., has developed a new resource for cotton producers currently evaluating crop insurance options for 2019. With the addition of Seed Cotton as a Title One covered […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Revenues, Farm Program Guarantees

🕔Feb 27, 2019With the end of February nearing, projected prices for determining crop insurance guarantees are close to final. For corn, the projected price in 2019 will be near that of 2018, […]

Shurley on Cotton: “Uncertain” is the Buzzword for 2019 Crop

🕔Feb 15, 2019For at least a few reasons discussed here, 2019 will shape up to be an important and pivotal year for many farms and cotton growers. A lot has happened, more […]

Farm Bill: Funding Shifts; CRP Payment Limit Possible

🕔Feb 13, 2019On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published an overview of the Conservation Title of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Today’s update looks at a couple key points […]

Mississippi: How Will the Farm Bill Benefit the State’s Ag? – Podcast

🕔Feb 13, 2019Justin Ferguson of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation sat down with Jason and Bobby during the Tri State Soybean Forum in January to discuss the function of Farm Bureau and […]

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