Projected 2020 Commodity Title Payments Jun 28, 2021

🕔Jun 28, 2021
Given increases in prices since the late summer of 2020, commodity title payments for the 2020 marketing year will be limited. Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments are not projected for […]

Cotton: The Evolving U.S. Safety Net May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Cotton is an economically and politically important farm safety net commodity.  Following its program is thus important to understanding the forces and issues impacting the US farm safety net. This […]

Is Ad Hoc Assistance Justified in the Presence of Commodity Programs? May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
The ad hoc Market Facilitation Program (MFP) compensated farms for the estimated loss of exports due to retaliatory tariffs placed on US farm exports by other countries in response to tariffs […]

Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Benefits – April Update Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
USDA’s Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program is a commodity support program that makes deficiency payments when the marketing year average price for a covered commodity falls below a statutory reference […]

Rice: PLC Payments – How Do They Work Under Current Differentiated Program? Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
Farm bills, like most legislation, contain policy experiments.  Usually they are small pilot programs or a variation on existing programs.  Some experiments evolve into larger programs or become the standard […]

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 […]

ARC, PLC Enrollment Deadline Approaches Mar 8, 2021

🕔Mar 8, 2021
Agricultural producers who have not yet elected and enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021 have until March 15. Producers who have […]

Arkansas: Projected Price Loss Coverage Payment Rates for 2020 Feb 25, 2021

🕔Feb 25, 2021
The expected PLC payments for the 2020 marketing year are listed in Table 1.  PLC payments are triggered when the Marketing Year Average Price (MYA Price) is less than a […]

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 […]

ARC-CO and PLC: Using Farmdoc Tools to Aid Your Decision Feb 17, 2021

🕔Feb 17, 2021
Two tools are available on the farmdoc website for evaluating Commodity title choices faced by farmers.  The first is the 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that calculates payments under […]

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