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) …


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 …

dairy producers

Deadline Extended for Margin Protection Program for Dairy

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for producers to sign up for the Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program (MPP) – Dairy by one week. The program provides a much needed safety net for dairy producers, and signup will continue until June 8 for them to elect coverage. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even …


USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts through Continuous Signup As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service …

dairy producers

MPP-Dairy Sign-Up Deadline Is Today

Dan Dairy

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind dairy producers that today, June 1, is the deadline to sign-up for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The program offers protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. Dairy operations must make a new coverage election for 2018, even if you enrolled during the previous 2018 signup period. Coverage elections made …


USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Economy, Industry News Release, Pollinators

Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reopening the application period for two …

dairy producers

Reminder: MPP Enrollment Deadline Looming

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Dairy farmers have until Friday to enroll in the retooled dairy Margin Protection Program. The Department of Agriculture set a June first deadline for enrollment in the program that was revised by Congress earlier this year. USDA says many producers will see payments in early June, depending on the coverage they elect. The program protects dairy producers by paying them …

Cotton producers

Cotton Producers Reminded of May 31 CGCS Deadline

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Cotton producers are being reminded that sign-up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program now runs until May 31, 2018. Under the program, which is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), cotton producers may receive a cost share payment, based on a producer’s 2016 cotton acres reported to FSA multiplied by 20 percent …