Safety Net Coverage Enrollment Continues

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018. Producers on a farm that are not enrolled for the 2018 enrollment period will not be eligible …

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No Generic Base Could Mean Fewer Peanuts

Dan Peanuts

The budget agreement passed the House and Senate and signed by President Trump includes provisions for cotton farmers by making seed cotton eligible for Title 1 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. But due to new provisions for seed cotton, the generic base acres for farmers have been eliminated for the 2018 crop. And as …

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Cotton Producers to Receive Help From New Program

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Efforts have been underway for quite some time to help cotton producers deal with the ongoing financial stress. And those efforts have finally paid off, as Congress did pass a supplemental disaster bill that includes policy restoring eligibility for cotton in the Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs of the farm bill. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive …


NCC: New Cotton Policy Gives Much Needed Boost

Dan Cotton, Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Cotton Council (NCC) greatly appreciates Congress’ passage of a supplemental disaster bill that includes critically needed policy that restores eligibility for cotton in the Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs of the farm bill. The legislation also includes important agricultural disaster assistance, as well as additional support to dairy producers. “This measure will provide …

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FSA – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Industry News Release

Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. “We’ve seen recent challenges in farm income and commodity prices,” said Dr. Robert Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the Farm Production and Conservation mission area. “The …