Farm Safety Net: The 2022 PLC and ARC Decision Jan 14, 2022

🕔Jan 14, 2022
Farmers will again have until March 15 to make commodity title program selections. Given the current high prices, commodity title payments are not expected from any program option for the […]

Does Dec. Cash Price Help Predict If ARC-CO or PLC Pays More Next Year? Dec 10, 2021

🕔Dec 10, 2021
This article analyzes if the US December cash price can help inform the annual farm program decision between ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – county) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). The […]

Rice: 2020 PLC Payment Payment Rates Announced Nov 9, 2021

🕔Nov 9, 2021
USDA’s Farm Service Agency released this week the final 2020 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for rice. The 2020 PLC payment rate for long-grain rice is 63 cents per […]

ARC, PLC Program Sign-Up Underway for 2022 Nov 4, 2021

🕔Nov 4, 2021
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to contact their local USDA Service Centers and sign-up for the 2022 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. […]

Taking a Closer Look at ARC-PLC Payments – DTN Oct 6, 2021

🕔Oct 6, 2021
Farmers in counties that saw significant yield losses last year for their 2020-21 corn and soybean crops will see payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County program this month. Payments go […]

2021 Commodity Program Enrollment Dashboard Oct 5, 2021

🕔Oct 5, 2021
This article contains a summary of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) report on commodity program choice for the 2021 crop year.  For most crops, share […]

Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Payment Rates Sep 16, 2021

🕔Sep 16, 2021
In USDA’s September update of 2020 PLC Payment Rates, wheat, peanuts, seed cotton, long-grain rice, and southern medium-grain rice are projected to receive PLC payments. USDA’s Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program […]

Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Benefits Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
In USDA’s August update of 2020 PLC Payment Rates, wheat, peanuts, seed cotton, long-grain, and southern medium grain rice are projected to receive PLC payments. The final 2020 marketing year average […]

Cotton: The Evolving U.S. Safety Net May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Cotton is an economically and politically important farm safety net commodity.  Following its program is thus important to understanding the forces and issues impacting the US farm safety net. This […]

Is Ad Hoc Assistance Justified in the Presence of Commodity Programs? May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
The ad hoc Market Facilitation Program (MFP) compensated farms for the estimated loss of exports due to retaliatory tariffs placed on US farm exports by other countries in response to tariffs […]

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