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  1. Top Ag News
    Choosing Between ARC-CO and PLC

    This article discusses four key elements to consider when choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss […]

    October 2, 2019
  2. Farm Bill
    2014 Farm Bill Decisions: Payment Limits and Adjusted Gross Income Eligibility

    This article discusses most of the bill’s provisions that pertain to limits on Title 1 crop program payments as well as the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) eligibility criterion for payments by crop and other programs.

    August 22, 2014
  3. Farm Bill
    Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage in the 2014 Farm Bill

    The 2014 Farm Bill’s commodity title requires producers to make an important decision: whether to sign up for one of two versions of the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program.

    February 21, 2014
  4. Blog
    Senate Leadership has decided to “fast track” the Farm Bill

    The Senate leadership has decided to “fast track” the Farm Bill. They will vote on Monday (02-03) to invoke “cloture” on the Farm Bill. Cloture is an odd term that I’ve only heard regarding the process of the US Senate. It basically means that we (members of the US Senate) have decided to no longer “windbag” the merits or problems of this legislation and we are hereby taking a “blood oath” to actually vote on it.

    February 3, 2014
  5. Blog

    US House of Representatives this morning (01-29) passed the Farm Bill conference report on a bi-partisan vote of 251-166.

    January 29, 2014
  6. Blog
    Something perhaps is stirring in Washington DC, but “is it soup, yet?”

    The public activity surrounding the Farm Bill has been near zero since the conference committee first met in October of 2013.

    January 26, 2014
  7. Blog
    A “Hurry Up and Wait” Situation…

    On Friday the 13th of December, the US House of Representatives threw in the towel and essentially called it “good enough” for 2013.  So, we again have a “hurry up and wait” situation for ending this Farm Bill ordeal.

    December 18, 2013
  8. Blog
    The 2013 Farm Bill reaches “The Eleventh Hour” arrives on 11-11

    We have all heard the phrase known as “the eleventh hour”… It is derived from the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 20 Verse 6. This parable is about a landowner that is hiring laborers to work in his vineyard. He hires some workers at daybreak, some at 9:00 AM or so and finally at “the eleventh hour” he finds some more available laborers hanging around the town square. He asks, “why have you been here standing idle all day?”

    November 11, 2013
  9. Blog
    2013 Farm Bill Conferees Named

    Amidst a partial US government shutdown and a robust round of finger pointing on raising the debt ceiling to avoid “default”, the US House of Representatives managed to “agree to go to conference” with the US Senate on the 2013 Farm Bill.

    October 13, 2013
  10. Blog
    One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

    Thursday brought us news from Washington DC regarding the process of getting a Farm Bill to a conference committee and perhaps ultimately to President Obama for a signature.  But let’s not confuse “process” with “progress”.

    August 2, 2013