Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

🕔Mar 12, 2019USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

Georgia: 11 Tweaks, Changes For ARC/PLC, MAL and LDP

🕔Dec 27, 2018The 2018 Farm Bill continues programs for Title I commodities from the 2014 Farm Bill: the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program, the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, and the Marketing […]

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 […]

Georgia Cotton: Economists Estimate $600 Mln in Damage from Michael

🕔Nov 1, 2018University of Georgia agricultural economists believe that Georgia cotton farmers in the path of Hurricane Michael have only begun to feel the impact of the storm that took 90 or […]

Georgia Cotton: Preliminary Damage Estimates

🕔Oct 22, 2018Hurricane Michael unexpectedly gained power and quickly grew into a Category 4 storm overnight, which made it nearly impossible for Georgia cotton farmers to prepare and respond. Much of Georgia’s […]

Cotton: China’s Potential Tariffs and U.S. Exports – Lessons from History

🕔Jul 18, 2018Editor’s Note: This article is from Choices Magazine and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association U.S. and China Trade Actions In 2017, the United States imported approximately $506 billion in products […]

Georgia Cotton: Prevented Planting And Crop Insurance – 5 Common Questions

🕔Jun 5, 2018Southern Georgia has seen a lot of rain during the month of May. The table below shows the precipitation and number of rainy days in 2018 compared to the average […]

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 […]

Georgia Peanuts, Cotton: Rains Leave Acreage Questions in Flux

🕔Jun 1, 2018Two consecutive weeks of rainfall in Georgia stunted the growth of the state’s peanut crop and created ideal conditions for diseases in vegetable fields, leaving farmers scrambling to decide what […]

Seed Cotton Provisions and the Farm Bill – Everything You Need to Know

🕔May 15, 2018House Agriculture Committee Proposal The legislative process leading to the next farm bill has now begun.  The current 2014 farm bill will end with the 2018 crop year.  On April […]

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