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  1. Top Ag News
    Making Your 2019 ARC, PLC Decision

    The sign-up period for the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2019 crop year is now open. USDA’s […]

    September 13, 2019
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    USDA now making payments for dairy program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

    July 15, 2019
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    The Farm Bill Looks to Tackle Food Loss and Waste

    The FLW reduction efforts in the 2018 Farm Bill are primarily designed to reduce the costs of avoiding FLW for individual supply chain actors, which is an important first step in incentivizing reduction efforts.

    July 5, 2019
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    USDA Adds Flexibility for Cover Crop Management in Crop Year 2020

    The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for USDA programs, which add more flexibility to when cover crops must be terminated while remaining eligible for crop insurance.

    July 1, 2019
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    USDA Farm Bill Implementation Progress Update

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced an update on the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill.

    June 27, 2019
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    Re-enroll or Extend your Expiring CRP Contracts

    Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension.

    June 24, 2019
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    Farm Bill Expands Crop Insurance for Young, Veteran Farmers

    The future of farming depends on the next generation taking up the plow, so to speak. But the barriers to entry can be prohibitive – and prohibitively expensive.

    June 14, 2019
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    Barbre Examines How Crop Insurance Can Help Specialty Growers

    Language in the 2018 Farm Bill provides continued support for the federal crop insurance program and also provides guidance to USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to engage with specialty crop producers to design policies more suited for their unique seasons and challenges.

    May 29, 2019
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    Four Things to Know about the New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Anyone watching trends in the dairy industry over the last decade knows the sector continues to face substantial challenges, including fluctuations in commodity prices, inclement weather, and trade negotiations.

    May 21, 2019
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    USDA Undersecretary Addresses Range of Ag Issues

    Bill Northey, USDA undersecretary for farm production and conservation, said that getting help to dairy farmers in the form of having the program authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill rolled out as quickly as possible is the top priority for the department for going forward.

    April 18, 2019