March 16 Last Day to Schedule with FSA for ARC, PLC Enrollment Mar 12, 2020

🕔Mar 12, 2020
Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their 2019 crop year elections for and enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs must schedule an […]

Feds Move Toward “Heirs’ Land” Rules Bringing Farms Into Mainstream Ag Programs – DTN Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
A rule to implement the 2018 farm bill “heirs’ property” provision to help farmers who have inherited land but don’t have clear title or right to Agriculture Department and disaster […]

Trade Aid: Dependent on Future Exports, Not Prices – DTN Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
There was an important two-letter word in President Donald Trump’s tweet last week suggesting there could be a third round of trade assistance payments. “It said ‘if,'” Agriculture Secretary Sonny […]

USDA Opens Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. Through […]

Estimating 2019 ARC-CO Payments with Adjusted NASS Yields Feb 26, 2020

🕔Feb 26, 2020
Last week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released county yield estimates which we are now using to estimate 2019 ARC-CO payments for corn and soybeans. Recognizing that NASS yield […]

Farm Bill Programs – Choosing the Right One – Videos Feb 25, 2020

🕔Feb 25, 2020
The deadline to sign up for a farm bill program is approaching quickly. You want to make the best decision possible but are still wondering what is the best fit […]

Multi-Farm ARC-IC Tool, Other Program Information Feb 19, 2020

🕔Feb 19, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will make payments in 2019 for farms that are entirely prevented plant or farms with low yields.  ARC-IC combines all Farm Service […]

Federal Budget: How Does Ag Spending Look for 2020? Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
It being February, the political focus turned momentarily back to matters of budget and deficit.  In late January, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated baseline estimates for federal […]

Farm Program Decision – An Alternative Look Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
This article analyzes if the history of 2014 farm bill payments can inform 2018 farm bill decisions between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  The […]

ARC-IC – Should You Consider It? Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
Strategies for evaluating Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual level (ARC-IC) are discussed in this article given that 2019 farm yields are known and can aid in making decisions.  We […]

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