“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trade Aid: Hindsight and Future Policy Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019This article examines payments by the 2018 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the context of its objective to compensate US farms for tariff-related losses.  Potential implications for future farm safety […]

PLC and the 2018 Farm Bill – What’s New? Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 2019Farmers and landowners can now decide whether to receive commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for each covered […]

ARC-CO – Program Changes in the 2018 Farm Bill Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019Farmers and landowners can now make the decision between farm programs, receiving commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Cover Crops and Prevent Planting – What You Need to Know Jun 26, 2019

🕔Jun 26, 2019Many farmers will soon be considering whether to plant cover crops on prevent plant acres. If prevent planting payments are received through crop insurance, there are species selection and forage […]

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