ARC-IC: Payment Examples and Revised 2019 Payment Calculator Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will be an attractive alternative for farmers who had FSA farms that were completely prevented plant or had low yields in 2019. […]

Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield that is assigned to a crop on a […]

“2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019
Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019
Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Cover Crops and Prevent Planting – What You Need to Know Jun 26, 2019

🕔Jun 26, 2019
Many farmers will soon be considering whether to plant cover crops on prevent plant acres. If prevent planting payments are received through crop insurance, there are species selection and forage […]

Midwest Soy: Prevent Planting Decisions – Cover Crops – MFP Payments Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
Farmers across the Midwest can now take prevent planting payments on soybeans, as final planting dates for crop insurance purposes have arrived. Our comparisons suggest that planting soybeans do not […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Prevent Plant Decisions in Early-Mid June Jun 13, 2019

🕔Jun 13, 2019
Many unplanted acres remain across the Corn Belt and in Illinois. As of the week ending on June 9, only 73% of the intended corn acres and 49% of the […]

Midwest Corn: Late Planting – How Late Should You Go? Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019
June 5 is the final planting date for corn in most of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. After that date, farmers can decide to plant corn or take a prevented planting […]

Midwest Corn: Price Increases, PLC Payments, and Prevented Planting May 22, 2019

🕔May 22, 2019
This article documents the very late planting that is occurring in 2019, leading to the prospects of lower yields and higher than normal prevented planting from crop insurance. As a […]

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