Farm Bill Defeated in U. S. House – Now What? – DTN

🕔May 21, 2018The cheers and jeers were all over the spectrum Friday after the House of Representatives failed to pass its version of the farm bill following a raucous debate this week. […]

Seed Cotton Program: Bipartisan Budget Act Requires Producer Action

🕔May 17, 2018Decisions must be made for the 2018 cotton crop being planted now, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service farm bill expert. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 established […]

Seed Cotton Provisions and the Farm Bill – Everything You Need to Know

🕔May 15, 2018House Agriculture Committee Proposal The legislative process leading to the next farm bill has now begun.  The current 2014 farm bill will end with the 2018 crop year.  On April […]

ARC and PLC: Comparing Payments, 2014-16 Crops

🕔May 11, 2018Payments by ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) are examined for 22 program commodities using FSA (Farm Service Agency) reported payments for the 2014-16 crops. […]

PLC vs. ARC? Farm Policy Guys Think You May Switch Up

🕔May 10, 2018On April 12, 2018, members of the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee received a copy of the 2018 Farm Bill proposal, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. A sign […]

Texas: 6 Seed Cotton Program Sign-Up Workshops in May

🕔Apr 18, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a number of seed cotton program sign-up Workshops in May to help producers become familiar with the changes brought about through the […]

2018 Farm Bill Debate: Reviewing CBO Baseline, Including Commodities

🕔Apr 13, 2018On April 9, 2018, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated and revised baseline for the major programs in the farm bill. If Congress reauthorizes the farm bill programs […]

Grain Markets: 2018 Acreage Decisions – Steady as She Goes in Rough Waters

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🕔Apr 12, 2018The recent release of the Prospective Planting report and the threat of a 25% tariff on U.S. soybean imports to China has resulted in swings in corn and soybean futures […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze

🕔Mar 13, 2018A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from […]

U.S. Farm Income Decline: $123Bln in 2013 to $63.8Bln for 2017- Commentary

🕔Mar 1, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary.  Over the last six weeks we have reviewed the US costs and returns for the crops that are most widely grown in the US: corn, […]

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