ARC, PLC Payment Calculator Available for Updated Programs

🕔Aug 21, 2019The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) made revisions to the basic farm payment programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).  With this article, […]

Taxes: Qualified Business Income, Section 199A – Confused? – DTN

🕔Aug 5, 2019Back in January, the IRS released final regulations on Section 199A. Due to several flaws, the agency continued to work on the verbiage and mechanics. On April 19, the IRS […]

Lower Farm Income: 6 Ways To Cope – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2019Now that tax season is over, I’m visiting my clients and reviewing their year-to-date financial statements. One discussion point is basic blocking and tackling. I recently read that farm income […]

Why Ask Farmers to Gamble on Program Choices? – Commentary

🕔May 1, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers with the ability to switch between the Agricultural Risk Coverage program at the county level (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program. Initially […]

Farm Bill PLC Yield Update: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, and Upland Cotton by State

🕔Mar 26, 2019This is the 4th article in a series examining the 2018 farm bill PLC (Price Loss Coverage) yield update option.  A 2/20/2019 article found that, of 21 program commodities, only corn, […]

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. […]

USDA Sees Higher Farm Income. But… – DTN

🕔Mar 8, 2019Net farm income is expected to rise 8.1% in 2019, according to the latest projection from USDA, but the increase won’t make up for the 17.8% drop in 2018.   USDA […]

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 […]

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