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 […]

Arkansas: Making Decisions with ‘Phase One’ Signed, No Word on 3rd MFP Payment Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
Farming has always been a contest of wills between farmers and forces largely beyond their control — weather, the economy and the glacial pace of legislation. In 2020, all three […]

ARC/PLC Payment Calculator Updated – Expected Payments for 2020 Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
After the release of the January WASDE report, the Gardner ARC/PLC Payment Calculator was updated to reflect revised price information for the 2019 and 2020 years. Herein updated estimates of […]

FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in ARC, PLC Programs Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for […]

Michigan: Farm Bill Programs – Don’t Make the Wrong Decision Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Many Michigan farmers have chosen to forego 2018 Farm Bill meetings across the state, erroneously thinking that what has worked for them in the 2014 Farm Bill, will work again […]

Making ARC/PLC Decisions Based On What We Know In Late 2019 Dec 23, 2019

🕔Dec 23, 2019
By March 15, 2020, the following alternatives can be selected for each FSA farm: ARC-IC at the farm level. This will cause all program crops on the farm to be […]

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