ARC, PLC: Some Final Considerations if You Haven’t Enrolled Mar 9, 2021

🕔Mar 9, 2021
March 15 is the deadline for producers to make their farm program election decisions for the 2021 crop year. With just a week remaining, today’s article highlights a few final […]

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 […]

Biofuels: RFS Stands Before Supreme Court on Question of Small Refinery Waivers Feb 12, 2021

🕔Feb 12, 2021
The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) has experienced more than its fair share of litigation over the course of its 15-year existence but it had not reached the Supreme Court.  January […]

Grain Markets: How Has Trade Concentrated, Diversified? Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
Export restraints, including taxes and embargos, are a food security risk for importers.  Diversification of sources is one way to manage the risk.  Since the early 1990s, a marked decline […]

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 […]

Illinois: Cover Crop Decision Support Tool Update Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
On October 1, 2020, the Gardner Agriculture Policy program and farmdoc, in conjunction with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and researchers with Purdue University’s Agronomy Department, released a first-of-its-kind, […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Revised 2021 Crop Budgets Lead to Higher Return Projections Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
The 2021 Crop Budgets have been revised from the original August release. Corn and soybean prices have been increased in revised budgets, leading to higher corn and soybean return projections […]

Corn, Soybeans: National 2019 ARC-CO Payments Oct 23, 2020

🕔Oct 23, 2020
With the Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently releasing actual county yields for the 2019 program year, ARC-CO payments can now be calculated. Last week we provided an overview of ARC-CO payments on […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2019 ARC-CO Payments Oct 21, 2020

🕔Oct 21, 2020
With the 2019 marketing year average (MYA) prices for corn and soybeans finalized as of the end of September, and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently releasing actual county yields for the […]

Southern Farmers Gained The Most In 2019’s Tariff Payments, GAO Finds Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that reviewed USDA’s 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and payments.  USDA has reported that it made $14.495 billion in payments […]

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