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 […]

ARC, PLC Enrollment Begins for 2021 Oct 14, 2020

🕔Oct 14, 2020
Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, […]

Reminder: Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields by Sept. 30 Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a […]

Federal Payments Showed The Safety Net Favors Soybeans Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
This article examines the distribution by commodity of the $33 billion in payments by the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) announced in 2018 (MFP 2018), MFP announced in 2019, and Coronavirus […]

USDA – Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields by Sept. 30 Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline […]

Welcome to the Age of Increased Ag Variability – Commentary Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
The warning signs are all around us. We have had a derecho in Iowa that flattened grain bins and fields of corn. Hurricane Laura came tearing in off the Gulf […]

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