safety

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Florida Farmers

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

USDA Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting SED Mark Cotrell announced that approximately 3,585 Florida farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices …

election

Florida Producers Have until Aug. 1 to Enroll in ARC/PLC

Dan Florida

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Debby Folsom reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2017 crop year. These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops …

cottonseed marketing

Seeking to Get Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity

Dan Cotton

The U.S. cotton industry is seeking to get cottonseed designated as a covered commodity, making it eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, says they are working with Congress to get this set up through the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Image: Cottonseed …