USDA Provides $1.8 Billion to Offset Market Fluctuations

The Department of Agriculture is in the process of issuing $1.8 billion in payments to agricultural producers. The funds are for farmers enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2020 crop year. The payments provide support to help mitigate fluctuations in either revenue or prices for certain crops. These two […]

Farm Community Says Crop Insurance Needs To Be Fixed

Last week, farm experts from across the country told House Ag lawmakers that crop insurance and other farm safety net programs are working, but the pandemic has shown that some fixes are needed. Farmers needed more than crop insurance and for ARC and PLC to survive the pandemic as well as the trade wars, programs […]

Vilsack: We’re Working On Re-staffing NRCS, FSA

FSA and NRCS offices are understaffed as the U.S. emerges from the pandemic, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack insists the needed work is getting done. Vilsack said USDA is trying to get staff back in the office, but returning to pre-pandemic levels will take time. He noted, FSA offices are currently at 75% capacity, while […]

ARC/PLC Sign Up Deadline Is Monday

Monday is the deadline to sign up for ARC or PLC. “So far this year we’ve only got 81.15%cof our expected enrollment. That’s 1.4 million producers,” FSA Administrators Zach Ducheneaux noted. “Just to give you some of the historical numbers 2019 we had 1.77 million producers signed up and 1.756 in 2020 and again we’re […]

USDA Reminds Producers of ARC, PLC Deadlines

Farmers who have not enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2021 must do so by March 15th. Producers who have not yet signed a 2021 enrollment contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local FSA office to make an appointment. Program enrollment for 2021 […]

Enrollment Begins for 2021 ARC, PLC

Enrollment is now open for farmers interested in participating in the Agriculture Risk Coverage, or Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2021 crop year. The key Department of Agriculture safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops. USDA said more than $5 billion in payments are in the process […]

PLC Sign Up Deadline is Wednesday

Farmers, if you want to update your yields for the Price Loss Coverage program, and haven’t done so, you only have a few days left to do it. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator, Richard Fordyce, said farmers and landowners have not had the change to update those yields since 2014 and a lot can change in […]

Additional Aid For Ag Community Becoming Less Likely

More pandemic relief for farmers, ranchers and others in the Ag community is looking like a long shot before the November elections. And on top of that, some Farm Bill money could be in jeopardy. A possible deal between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House to replenish $30 billion in CCC funds in […]

FSA: PLC Deadline At The End Of The Month

The FSA is reminding growers that the deadline to apply for PLC is just around the corner. FSA head Richard Fordyce says those interested in participating in the Price Loss Coverage program need to do so by September 30th. Between now and then, producers need to update their yields, which are used to calculate those […]

Johannson Breaks Down Net Farm Income

Despite lower commodity prices and the ongoing pandemic, farmers may end up with higher incomes this year. “Net farm income now is forecast at $102.7 billion dollars, up almost 23% from last year,” said USDA Chief Economist, Rob Johannson. He added USDA’s new income forecast is showing farm receipts from sales of commodities is actually […]