The U.S. Trade Conflict – One Year Later

🕔Apr 12, 2019Just over a year ago, on March 1, 2018, President Trump announced that he was using existing authorities to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. This was the […]

Corn, Soy, Wheat: Estimated 2018 ARC-CO Payments

🕔Apr 3, 2019The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2018 (released March 21 on NASS’s Quick Stats website).  With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2018 Agricultural Risk Coverage at […]

2019-2020 Farm Program: Decision, Fairness on Covered Commodities

🕔Mar 29, 2019The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 authorizes a program decision for the 2019 and 2020 crops of a covered commodity.  This article provides an early overview of the decision-making framework […]

Farm Bill PLC Yield Update: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, and Upland Cotton by State

🕔Mar 26, 2019This is the 4th article in a series examining the 2018 farm bill PLC (Price Loss Coverage) yield update option.  A 2/20/2019 article found that, of 21 program commodities, only corn, […]

Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

Price Loss Coverage Payments: The Impact of Policy Changes on PLC

🕔Feb 11, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides landowners the opportunity to update program yields for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program and we recently examined the impact of crop rotation on the […]

PLC Base Yield Updates – The Importance of Crop Rotation

🕔Jan 18, 2019Three of the last four farm bills (2002, 2014, and 2018) have authorized an update option for the yield used to determine payments by the price support program. Each updated […]

New Ag Book: The Fault Lines of Farm Policy

🕔Dec 7, 2018On December 1, 2018, the University of Nebraska Press released a book I have spent the last few years writing, The Fault Lines of Farm Policy: A Legislative and Political […]

Farm Bill: How Does New PLC Protection Hold Up?

🕔Dec 5, 2018Reports suggest that the 2018 Farm Bill will be signed soon.  Given the proposals contained in the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, it seems likely that most […]

Trade Aid: Deadline for Signup Is Jan. 15

🕔Nov 28, 2018The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides partial compensation to farmers and share-rent landowners for losses occurring because of trade disputes. This program is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) […]

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