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2018 Farm Bill Toolbox
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The Farm Bill Toolbox includes an online tool giving estimates of Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments.  An Excel spreadsheet provided scenario analysis and yield updating options.  YouTube videos describe commodity title alternatives and provide advice on choosing between the alternatives.  Written articles describe alternatives and provide advice for choosing between the alternatives.

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The Conservation Question, Part 5: Seeds of the Soil Bank

One of the primary policy objectives of historic agricultural conservation programs has been shifting acres used to produce crops into natural resource conserving purposes, as discussed previously. The Dust Bowl was the catalyst for one version of this policy. Renewed…

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Gardner Policy Series: Farm Bill

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What are the Chance of PLC Payments for the 2019 and 2020 Pro-gram Year

Price estimates in the January report of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) add more clarity to the chance of Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2019 marketing year. For 2019, January estimates of the 2019 Market…

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ARC-IC in 2019: Release of a 2019 ARC-IC Payment Calculator

Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) should be considered as a commodity title alternative for 2019 and 2020 in two special cases: 1) if a Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm has all its acres as prevent plant or…

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IFES 2019: The Farm Bill 2018

It has been a year since Congress passed and the President signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). In the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress reauthorized the basic farm programs, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and…

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Gardner Policy Series: Trade

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IFES 2019: Trade, MFP, and Policy Directions

A variety of trade actions undertaken by the Trump Administration have resulted in retaliation from various U.S. trading partners. Tariffs imposed on U.S. agricultural goods have negatively impacted export levels and commodity prices. To address these trade damages, the Administration…

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Notes on Trade Balances and Currency Values – the Case of Argentina

In the last few years, there has been a hot debate about how important it is for a country to be open to trade. As a result of the recent trade war between China and the United States, there is…

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Farmdoc 20 Year Retrospective on Agricultural Trade (In Chart Form)

For some of us, 1999 doesn’t feel like it was that long ago.  We were two years into the Asian financial crisis, and commodity prices were in the dumps.  We were watching the release of the Matrix, living la vida…

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Gardner Policy Series: Conservation & Other

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The Conservation Question, Part 5: Seeds of the Soil Bank

One of the primary policy objectives of historic agricultural conservation programs has been shifting acres used to produce crops into natural resource conserving purposes, as discussed previously. The Dust Bowl was the catalyst for one version of this policy. Renewed…

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The Conservation Question, Part 4: An Overview of Acres

Throughout its history, conservation policy can be understood, in part, as representing attempts at achieving balance. Policies have involved balancing the demands for producing crops with the limits of, and impacts on, natural resources; they have also tried to achieve…

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The Conservation Question, Part 3: Lessons in Settling Dust

Drought continues to hit the Great Plains on a cyclical basis yet the region remains a key component of American agriculture, consisting of nearly 10% of national production. To date, the region has not, however, produced another Dust Bowl. The…

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