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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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Case Study: Farm Program Value Over Two Years

Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will make payments in 2019 for farms that are entirely prevented plant or farms with low yields. Farmers weighing ARC-IC may follow a strategy to find a payment maximizing combination of farms…

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Gardner Policy Series: Farm Bill

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Adjusting NASS County Yields to Estimate 2019 ARC-CO Payments

Last week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released county yield estimates which we are now using to estimate 2019 ARC-CO payments for corn and soybeans. Recognizing that NASS yield data will not be the primary source of information used…

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2019 ARC-CO Payment Estimates for Corn and Soybeans Based on NASS County Yields

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released 2019 county yields for corn and soybeans on February 20, allowing for more reliable estimates of Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) payments for 2019.  Although Risk Management Agency (RMA) yields…

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Multi-farm ARC-IC Tool and Other ARC-IC Information

Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will make payments in 2019 for farms that are entirely prevented plant or farms with low yields. ARC-IC combines all Farm Service Agency (FSA) farms within a state for one individual payment…

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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 8: Interregnum and Acres

At first glance, the demise of the Soil Bank appears to have caused a break in the development of conservation policy for more than two decades; a seeming interregnum. Upon a closer look at the acres planted to the major…

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The Conservation Question, Part 7: Losing the Soil Bank

The Soil Bank was enacted as part of the Agricultural Act of 1956 but it struggled, caught in the regional battle over policy and the post-war technological revolution. The Soil Bank was signed into law in late May, 1956; implementation…

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The Conservation Question, Part 6: Development of the Soil Bank

Going into election year 1956, surpluses of the major commodities had piled up, prices remained depressed (at least compared to costs) and the politics around farm policy had become more contentious. President Eisenhower was on the ballot and Congressional Republicans…

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