ARC, PLC – June 30 Last Day for 2020 Enrollment Jun 11, 2020

🕔Jun 11, 2020
Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections […]

Farm Programs: Has Coronavirus Impacted Payment Outlook? May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 control measures have resulted in dramatically lower commodity prices, leading to questions about whether commodity program selections would be different after COVID-19. Herein we present […]

Corn, Soybeans: Is the Farm Safety Net Up to the Challenge of COVID-19? May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
A key input into estimates of economic damage resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is the role of payments by current farm safety net programs.  This article illustrates their importance using […]

Farm Program Update: ARC/PLC Enrollment May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently released enrollment data for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage farm bill programs.  This article reviews the new enrollment data, compares it to […]

ARC And PLC Signups Hit Record Numbers Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Producers signed a record 1.77 million contracts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2019 crop year, which is […]

March 16 Last Day to Schedule with FSA for ARC, PLC Enrollment Mar 12, 2020

🕔Mar 12, 2020
Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their 2019 crop year elections for and enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs must schedule an […]

Farm Bill Programs – Choosing the Right One – Videos Feb 25, 2020

🕔Feb 25, 2020
The deadline to sign up for a farm bill program is approaching quickly. You want to make the best decision possible but are still wondering what is the best fit […]

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 […]

Webinar: Impact of Updated Yield, Price Information on ARC/PLC Decisions – Feb. 24 Feb 6, 2020

🕔Feb 6, 2020
NASS will release 2019 county yields for corn and soybeans on Feb 20th. These county yields, along with more up-to-date price information, will be used to refine ARC/PLC decisions for […]

Webinar: Making ARC/PLC Decision Under 2018 Farm Bill – Feb. 3 Jan 28, 2020

🕔Jan 28, 2020
The decision between ARC and PLC will be discussed in this webinar, lead by Nick Paulson and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois ag economists. Decisions between ARC-CO and PLC will […]

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