Farm Safety Net: The 2022 PLC and ARC Decision Jan 14, 2022

🕔Jan 14, 2022
Farmers will again have until March 15 to make commodity title program selections. Given the current high prices, commodity title payments are not expected from any program option for the […]

Does Dec. Cash Price Help Predict If ARC-CO or PLC Pays More Next Year? Dec 10, 2021

🕔Dec 10, 2021
This article analyzes if the US December cash price can help inform the annual farm program decision between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). The […]

ARC, PLC Program Sign-Up Underway for 2022 Nov 4, 2021

🕔Nov 4, 2021
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to contact their local USDA Service Centers and sign-up for the 2022 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. […]

Taking a Closer Look at ARC-PLC Payments – DTN Oct 6, 2021

🕔Oct 6, 2021
Farmers in counties that saw significant yield losses last year for their 2020-21 corn and soybean crops will see payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County program this month. Payments go […]

2021 Commodity Program Enrollment Dashboard Oct 5, 2021

🕔Oct 5, 2021
This article contains a summary of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) report on commodity program choice for the 2021 crop year.  For most crops, share […]

Projected 2020 Commodity Title Payments Jun 28, 2021

🕔Jun 28, 2021
Given increases in prices since the late summer of 2020, commodity title payments for the 2020 marketing year will be limited. Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments are not projected for […]

Ag Committee Examines Disaster Aid – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
American agriculture needs a permanent disaster program that can provide aid quicker than ad-hoc aid that has helped buoy farmers in recent years. That was a repeated theme at a […]

Cotton: The Evolving U.S. Safety Net May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Cotton is an economically and politically important farm safety net commodity.  Following its program is thus important to understanding the forces and issues impacting the US farm safety net. This […]

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 […]

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