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 […]

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Approved 5-Year Farm Bill – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2018The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a five-year farm bill. The bipartisan vote was 20-1 with only Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, opposed to the bill until he gets a […]

Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package

🕔Jun 13, 2018Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

Texas Cotton: 6 Farm Bill Discussion Meetings in June, July

🕔Jun 12, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host another round of cotton meetings in the High Plains June 19-20 and July 12 to explain new cotton provisions in the farm […]

Ag Policy: Price Loss Coverage Favors “Other Oilseeds”

🕔Jun 4, 2018In the context of U.S. commodity policy, “other oilseeds” include canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame seed, and sunflower seed, as well as “any oilseed designated by the […]

Generic Base/Seed Cotton Program Timeline

🕔Jun 1, 2018The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorized Seed Cotton as a covered commodity under Title 1 of the 2014 farm bill and created eligibility for ARC/PLC effective with the 2018 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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