Georgia Cotton: Hurricane Michael Impacts on ARC/PLC Decision

🕔Nov 12, 2018We recently released a factsheet which compares between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for this year after Hurricane Michael. We conducted the analysis based on […]

USA Rice Releases PLC Payment Calculator for 2017 Crop

🕔Nov 5, 2018Following USDA’s announcement of the Market Year Average (MYA) prices for rice on October 30, USA Rice has released an updated Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment calculator for the 2017 rice crop.  […]

USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments

🕔Oct 12, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this […]

Texas: Seed Cotton Farm Bill Training, Lubbock, Oct. 16

🕔Oct 9, 2018A Seed Cotton Farm Bill Training will be held Oct. 16 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock. The center is located north of the airport […]

PLC Payment Rates for 2017 Feed Grains, Oilseeds

🕔Oct 3, 2018The USDA has published Price Loss Coverage (PLC) farm program payment rates for the 2017 crop year for all covered commodities with the exception of long and medium-grain rice. See […]

Farmland Price Runup Wasn’t Just about Ag Prices – Commentary

🕔Jul 12, 2018Agricultural policy makers are faced with two vexing challenges in responding to the long periods of low prices that farmers regularly face. They need to design programs that: 1-do not […]

Farm Bill 2018: ARC Won’t Help Farmers if No Supply-Demand Change – Commentary

🕔Jun 29, 2018Over the last year US lawmakers have been saying that the 2018 Farm Bill would, at most, involve incremental change from the 2014 Farm Bill. While the House version contained […]

Farm Bill 2018: Senate Version Passes – No Major Changes – DTN

🕔Jun 29, 2018The Senate passed a new farm bill Thursday with a massive bipartisan vote of 86 to 11, signaling that the Senate Agriculture Committee will be in a strong position in […]

Farmers Face a Multitude of Financial Risks – Commentary

🕔Jun 20, 2018Every year, farming has its risks but following 5 years of a steady decline in the price of corn with similar declines in the prices of other grains and oilseeds, […]

Farm Policy: Federal Risk Management Tools for Ag Producers

🕔Jun 19, 2018Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a timely report regarding farm policy titled, “Federal Risk Management Tools for Agricultural Producers: An Overview.”  Today’s post […]

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