Farm Programs: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You? – Videos Mar 13, 2019

🕔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 […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Insurance – 5 Tips Before Making a Decision Mar 5, 2019

🕔Mar 5, 2019I’ll start off with a generalization that it is back like it used to be.  So it should be easy to decide – right.  Well, sort of but there are […]

Cotton: Crop Insurance Options – The STAX vs. SCO Decision Feb 28, 2019

🕔Feb 28, 2019Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., has developed a new resource for cotton producers currently evaluating crop insurance options for 2019. With the addition of Seed Cotton as a Title One covered […]

Crop Insurance: Supplemental Coverage Option – Is It Right for You? Feb 13, 2019

🕔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 […]

Farm Business: Managing Risk Under Different Scenarios: 2014 Farm Act Programs Feb 13, 2017

🕔Feb 13, 2017The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Act) introduced several new programs for crop and livestock producers. These programs exist on top of Federal crop insurance programs already in place that […]

Crop Insurance: Use of SCO and STAX in 2015 Jul 1, 2016

🕔Jul 1, 2016The 2014 Farm Bill introduced two new crop insurance programs – the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) for upland cotton. Both were designed to […]

Keith Good: Pacific Trade Pact Close to Completion, Official Testifies Jan 28, 2015

🕔Jan 28, 2015Trade Reuters writer Krista Hughes reported yesterday that, “The top U.S. trade official told lawmakers on Tuesday an ambitious Pacific trade pact could be wrapped up within months as he urged Congress to back […]

Crop Insurance: Costs, Other Issues Turning Growers Off to SCO — DTN Jan 27, 2015

🕔Jan 27, 2015The normal weather around Chris Nemec’s central Texas farm vacillates between “constant drought and intermediate flooding,” he likes to say. Despite those extremes, Nemec — who farms with his father […]

Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Decision Tool Available for Use Jan 6, 2015

🕔Jan 6, 2015The 2015 Crop Insurance Decision Tool is available for download from the FAST section of farmdoc (click here for download). This January release will quote corn and soybean premiums for […]

Illinois: Deadlines Loom for Crucial Farm Program Decisions Jan 2, 2015

🕔Jan 2, 2015This is a presentation summary from the 2014 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred Dec. 15-19, 2014, at locations across Illinois. 2014 Farm Bill Decisions The Agricultural Act of […]

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