Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

Farm Programs: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You? – Videos

🕔Mar 13, 2019Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) was created after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Before 2019, most farmers in the Midwest could not use SCO because SCO is only available […]

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

🕔Mar 12, 2019USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Insurance – 5 Tips Before Making a Decision

🕔Mar 5, 2019I’ll start off with a generalization that it is back like it used to be.  So it should be easy to decide – right.  Well, sort of but there are […]

Arkansas Rice: Acreage Debate Rages, Weather Uncooperative

🕔Mar 1, 2019Where Do We Go From Here? “Some like this, some like that, some don’t know, where it’s at.”  We’re now just two weeks away from when the first rice fields usually go in the ground […]

Cotton: Crop Insurance Options – The STAX vs. SCO Decision

🕔Feb 28, 2019Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., has developed a new resource for cotton producers currently evaluating crop insurance options for 2019. With the addition of Seed Cotton as a Title One covered […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Revenues, Farm Program Guarantees

🕔Feb 27, 2019With the end of February nearing, projected prices for determining crop insurance guarantees are close to final. For corn, the projected price in 2019 will be near that of 2018, […]

Crop Insurance: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You?

🕔Feb 13, 2019Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) was introduced in the 2014 Farm Bill but was limited to acres where Price Loss Coverage (PLC) was the commodity title program choice. More farmers likely […]

Price Loss Coverage Payments: The Impact of Policy Changes on PLC

🕔Feb 11, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides landowners the opportunity to update program yields for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program and we recently examined the impact of crop rotation on the […]

Farm Bill Payment Calculator Available for North Dakota, Minnesota Counties

🕔Jan 31, 2019A calculator developed by NDSU Extension to help producers estimate the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments they may receive in 2019 is available online. The payments are for the […]

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