Trade Aid: How Does the MFP Compare to Past Farm Programs? Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019As discussed previously, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) created by the Trump Administration in response to the tariff conflict it initiated is arguably an unprecedented effort and may signal a […]

Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield that is assigned to a crop on a […]

Trade Aid: New Direction in Public Ag Policy? Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019On November 15, USDA announced issuance of the second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019. As of November 18, 2019, USDA reports that MFP 2019 has paid […]

Great Plains – Dust Bowl Lessons Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019Drought continues to hit the Great Plains on a cyclical basis yet the region remains a key component of American agriculture, consisting of nearly 10% of national production.  To date, […]

“2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

ARC – Individual Vs. County – When Is It Worth Considering? Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019ARC-IC (Agriculture Risk Coverage – Individual) has received less attention than ARC-CO (ARC – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  ARC-IC is operationally more complex, thus harder to explain and […]

Farm Conservation Policy – What’s Next? Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill produced a rare setback for natural resources conservation policy. The current suite of conservation programs are all built out of the landmark Food Security Act of […]

2014 Farm Bill – Which Paid More, PLC or ARC-CO? Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019The Farm Service Agency recently released 2018 payment rates for both Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). With this release, yearly payments for […]

Webinar: Farmland Leasing in 2020 – Oct. 25 Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019Trade disruptions and wet planting weather likely lead to lower farm incomes in 2019, with prospects of continued lower incomes into 2020. In this environment we provide information useful in […]

4 Things to Consider When Making ARC vs. PLC Decision Oct 2, 2019

🕔Oct 2, 2019This article discusses four key elements to consider when choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC): expected payments, type of coverage, payment […]

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