Multi-Farm ARC-IC Tool, Other Program Information Feb 19, 2020

🕔Feb 19, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will make payments in 2019 for farms that are entirely prevented plant or farms with low yields.  ARC-IC combines all Farm Service […]

Farm Program Decision – An Alternative Look Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
This article analyzes if the history of 2014 farm bill payments can inform 2018 farm bill decisions between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  The […]

ARC-IC – Should You Consider It? Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
Strategies for evaluating Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual level (ARC-IC) are discussed in this article given that 2019 farm yields are known and can aid in making decisions.  We […]

ARC-IC: Payment Examples and Revised 2019 Payment Calculator Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will be an attractive alternative for farmers who had FSA farms that were completely prevented plant or had low yields in 2019. […]

Crop Insurance: A Historical Look at Supplemental Coverage Option Participation Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) insurance is generating considerable discussion.  This article reviews historical participation in SCO using data from USDA, RMA’s (US Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency) Summary of […]

Illinois: Break-Even Yields and ARC-CO Payments Jan 29, 2020

🕔Jan 29, 2020
This article shows break-even county yields below which Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) will make payments in 2019. Break-even yields are calculated at USDA’s January estimates of […]

ARC/PLC Payment Calculator Updated – Expected Payments for 2020 Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
After the release of the January WASDE report, the Gardner ARC/PLC Payment Calculator was updated to reflect revised price information for the 2019 and 2020 years. Herein updated estimates of […]

Trade Aid: How Did Payments Change in 2019 Over 2018? Dec 20, 2019

🕔Dec 20, 2019
Previous analysis of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) compared the 2018 and 2019 MFP programs, outlining differences in the design and implementation by USDA and the resulting differences in county-level […]

Trade Aid: Where Have Program Payments Been Concentrated? Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
As of December 3, 2019, USDA reported $10.33 billion in Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019, with payments being made in three tranches of 50% in August, 25% in […]

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

🕔Dec 6, 2019
As 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 […]

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