2018 Farm Bill: Good, Bad and Ugly – Commentary

🕔Jan 2, 2019As we began reading details from the recently passed 2018 Farm Bill, it reminded us of the old 1960s Spaghetti Western starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach, […]

President Trump Signs Farm Bill into Law – Ag Groups React – DTN

🕔Dec 24, 2018Mick Henderson, board chairman for the Renewable Fuels Association and general manager of a Kentucky ethanol plant, was among the large group of people tied to farm groups and related […]

Louisiana: Farm Bill Mostly Beneficial for State’s Ag Producers

🕔Dec 19, 2018Last week, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the 2018 farm bill with strong bipartisan support. The bill passed the Senate on an 87-13 vote and passed […]

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 […]

Texas Cotton: High Plains Weather Aids Harvest, ARC/PLC Deadline is Dec. 7

🕔Nov 30, 2018Interruptions and delays plagued the beginning of harvest for the 2018 Texas High Plains cotton crop, but thanks to recent sunshine and optimal weather, growers have been moving quickly through […]

Georgia Cotton: Hurricane Michael Impacts on ARC/PLC Decision

🕔Nov 12, 2018We recently released a factsheet which compares between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for this year after Hurricane Michael. We conducted the analysis based on […]

Farm Bill: The “Won’t Work” List Versus Supply Management – Commentary

🕔Nov 7, 2018The 2018 Farm Bill is being written in an intensely partisan environment. We see it in the campaign rallies and in the ads on television.  We see the results of […]

USA Rice Releases PLC Payment Calculator for 2017 Crop

🕔Nov 5, 2018Following USDA’s announcement of the Market Year Average (MYA) prices for rice on October 30, USA Rice has released an updated Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment calculator for the 2017 rice crop.  […]

Rice: 2017 PLC Payment Rates Announced

🕔Nov 1, 2018The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced today the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for long-grain and medium-grain rice.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) […]

Cotton: Farm Programs – Generic Base Acre Enrollment Deadline Dec. 7

🕔Oct 24, 2018Producers with generic base acres have until Dec. 7, 2018, to allocate generic base acres, update yields, make a program election for seed cotton base acres and enroll farms that […]

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