seed cotton

USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seed cotton producers who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year may now submit applications. The signup period begins today (July 30, 2018) and ends on Dec. 7, 2018. In accordance with changes to ARC and PLC made by …

agriculture weather

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 …

Rogers Testifies to U.S. Senate Ag Committee that Peanut Provisions in Farm Bill Work

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Says Peanut Program Works and Must be Preserved Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than a 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Georgia, testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in the 2014 Farm Bill and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program work for farmers and consumers – and must be preserved in the next …