Mississippi: Farm Programs and Risk Management – Podcast Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
In this episode of the Mississippi Crop Situation podcast, Ag Economist Brian Mills from Stoneville visits the podcast studio to discuss farm programs and risk management with Tom and Jason. […]

2019 Covered Commodity Dashboard and Implications for the Crop Safety Net Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency) has released 2019 crop year payments by the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs. Together with […]

ARC-CO and PLC: Using Farmdoc Tools to Aid Your Decision Feb 17, 2021

🕔Feb 17, 2021
Two tools are available on the farmdoc website for evaluating Commodity title choices faced by farmers.  The first is the 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that calculates payments under […]

The 2021 ARC-PLC Decision – Factors to Consider – DTN Feb 10, 2021

🕔Feb 10, 2021
Starting with the upcoming 2021 crop season, farmers need to make their farm-bill safety net program elections on an annual basis. University of Illinois economists say it doesn’t look like […]

March 15 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2021 ARC, PLC Programs Feb 10, 2021

🕔Feb 10, 2021
Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021 must do so by March 15. Producers who have […]

Details Behind the Quality Loss Adjustment Program Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
Farms that suffered crop quality losses in 2018 or 2019 can apply for aid in a new disaster relief program. The Quality Loss Adjustment program was announced by the United […]

Tom Vilsack Nominee to Return as Secretary of Agriculture – Commentary Jan 12, 2021

🕔Jan 12, 2021
The incoming Biden administration has announced that it will nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, a role he held for the 8 years of the Obama Administration. This announcement […]

Jump in Farm Income Driven Unsustainable Govt. Payments – Commentary Dec 15, 2020

🕔Dec 15, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) recently (December 2, 2020) released their final farm income forecast which includes a forecast of 2020 net farm income (here). […]

Illinois: How Often Would ECO Payments Have Triggered in the Past? Dec 14, 2020

🕔Dec 14, 2020
The Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) is a new crop insurance program that will be available for the first time in 2021.  ECO can be used to supplement the coverage provided […]

USDA Announces Increase to Incentive Payments for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Dec 10, 2020

🕔Dec 10, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is upping the […]

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