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ARC-PLC Options for Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released additional details about the 2018 seed cotton program. Jody Campiche, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, provides an update on the assistance USDA is providing to help cotton growers determine the best options for allocating generic base acres covered by both the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) …

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Enrollment for Safety Net Coverage Ends August 1

Dan Industry News Release

Farmers and ranchers, with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs, are being reminded enrollment for the 2018 crop year ends August 1, 2018.  Producers on a farm that is not enrolled for the 2018 crop year will not be eligible for financial assistance from the ARC or PLC programs should …

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Farmers Union Releases Priorities for Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Urges Increased Funding for Farm Safety Net Given the persistent and ongoing economic challenges in farming and rural economies, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Congress to increase funding for farm programs in the farm bill and pass the legislation as soon as possible. The NFU Board of Directors recently passed a resolution to this effect, outlining requirements for a farm …

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NCC Applauds House Passage of Supplemental Funding Bill with Cotton Policy

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The National Cotton Council (NCC) applauds the House of Representatives for advancing its Supplemental Appropriations bill that includes critically needed policy to restore eligibility for cotton in the Title I ARC/PLC programs of the farm bill. “NCC has been working with Congress for over two years to seek a legislative solution to improve the effectiveness of the cotton safety net …

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USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Alabama Farmers

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

USDA Alabama Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director, Jacqueline McCloud, announced that approximately 180,000 Alabama 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 …

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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that starting Nov. 1,  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. “Since shares and ownership of a farm can change year-to-year, producers must enroll …

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 crop year, and …