Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze

🕔Mar 13, 2018A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from […]

Corn, Soybeans, Wheat: Estimated 2017 ARC-CO Payments

🕔Feb 28, 2018The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2017 (released February 22 on NASS’s Quick Stats website. With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2017 Agricultural Risk […]

Farm Bill Review: Origins of Fixed Price Policy

🕔Feb 23, 2018The changes to farm programs included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 discussed recently were an unusual revision of farm policy both in timing and method. Congress agreed to […]

Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget

🕔Feb 15, 2018If the farm bill is reauthorized in 2018, the events of the last week will have been the first round. First, Congress revised the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 […]

Seed Cotton Program Good for Georgia Agriculture

🕔Feb 15, 2018In the wee hours of February 9, 2018, both houses of congress passed the Bi-Partisan Budget Agreement of 2018, which the President signed later that morning.  Within this legislation, a […]

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy

🕔Feb 13, 2018On Monday, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. Like last year, the budget outline contained proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program.  Today’s […]

Crop Insurance Support: $40,000 Limit Has the Potential to Impact Multiple Farm Sizes

🕔Feb 7, 2018Proposals have been made to limit the amount of Federally-paid crop insurance premiums on a per farm basis. A $40,000 limit was proposed in the last farm bill and the […]

Farm Bill 2014: How Was the Money Spent?

🕔Feb 2, 2018Looking ahead to potential farm bill reauthorization this year also presents opportunities to review the 2014 Farm Bill. One of the key issues surrounding the last farm bill was the […]

Farm Bill: Ag Sec Perdue Releases Road Map of Principles – DTN

🕔Jan 26, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue laid out a four-page set of principles for the farm bill Wednesday during a trip to Pennsylvania. The summary of principles are largely broad in scope […]

Farm Policy Review and Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill

🕔Jan 5, 2018This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

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