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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 …

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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 …

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McMillan Testifies During U.S. House Ag Committee Hearing on Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative, Peanuts

Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified today in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, “If the PLC program had not been in place, I am afraid many farms in the Southeast would no longer exist because of …