Farm Bill: Reviewing the Latest CBO Baseline Jun 3, 2022

🕔Jun 3, 2022
Last week the Congressional Budget Office released its ten-year estimates for the mandatory farm bill programs for Commodities (Title I), Conservation (Title II), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, Title […]

How Related Are Crop Insurance and Commodity Program Payments? Apr 11, 2022

🕔Apr 11, 2022
An issue in recent farm bills has been a concern that crop insurance and ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – County commodity program) would make payments for the same loss.  The […]

ARC vs. PLC: Their Different Policy Objectives and the Design of Commodity Programs Mar 17, 2022

🕔Mar 17, 2022
Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are both commodity programs but their policy objectives differ.  PLC provides assistance when prices are low.  ARC provides assistance when transitioning […]

2022 Commodity Program Decision: ARC-CO – PLC Decision Indicator Feb 25, 2022

🕔Feb 25, 2022
This article is a follow up to the farmdoc daily article of December 9, 2021.  It discussed a price ratio that had an 81% accuracy in predicting if ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – […]

Commodity Safety Net Programs Enrollment Deadline is March 15 Feb 22, 2022

🕔Feb 22, 2022
USDA’s Farm Service Agency reminds growers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2022 crop year have until […]

How Well Have Farmers Done in Choosing Between ARC-CO and PLC? Jan 28, 2022

🕔Jan 28, 2022
This article calculates what payments would have been if farmers had elected all ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) base acres into the program that […]

2020 Commodity Program Payment Dashboard Jan 18, 2022

🕔Jan 18, 2022
This article discusses payments made by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs for the 2020 crop year.  USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service […]

Farm Safety Net: The 2022 PLC and ARC Decision Jan 14, 2022

🕔Jan 14, 2022
Farmers will again have until March 15 to make commodity title program selections. Given the current high prices, commodity title payments are not expected from any program option for the […]

Does Dec. Cash Price Help Predict If ARC-CO or PLC Pays More Next Year? Dec 10, 2021

🕔Dec 10, 2021
This article analyzes if the US December cash price can help inform the annual farm program decision between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). The […]

Rice: 2020 PLC Payment Payment Rates Announced Nov 9, 2021

🕔Nov 9, 2021
USDA’s Farm Service Agency released this week the final 2020 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for rice. The 2020 PLC payment rate for long-grain rice is 63 cents per […]

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