Margin, Price, Revenue in the Farm Bill Commodity Program Context May 9, 2023

    🕔May 9, 2023
    The increase in cost to produce crops since 2020 has focused attention on the net return margin between gross revenue and cost of production.  This analysis finds that change in […]

    State Shares of US Commodity Program Payments: 2002–2021 May 4, 2023

    🕔May 4, 2023
    We examine farm safety net payments across states, with a focus on commodity programs.  Payments are compared to the value of all field crop production.  One would expect payments to […]

    Farm Bill Review: Economic Perspectives on Title I Commodities Jun 10, 2022

    🕔Jun 10, 2022
    Note: This article is based on testimony given before the House Agricultural Committee Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management on June 9, 2022. Full video of the committee […]

    How Related Are Crop Insurance and Commodity Program Payments? Apr 11, 2022

    🕔Apr 11, 2022
    An issue in recent farm bills has been a concern that crop insurance and ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – County commodity program) would make payments for the same loss.  The […]

    ARC vs. PLC: Their Different Policy Objectives and the Design of Commodity Programs Mar 17, 2022

    🕔Mar 17, 2022
    Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are both commodity programs but their policy objectives differ.  PLC provides assistance when prices are low.  ARC provides assistance when transitioning […]

    2022 Commodity Program Decision: ARC-CO – PLC Decision Indicator Feb 25, 2022

    🕔Feb 25, 2022
    This article is a follow up to the farmdoc daily article of December 9, 2021.  It discussed a price ratio that had an 81% accuracy in predicting if ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – […]

    2020 Commodity Program Payment Dashboard Jan 18, 2022

    🕔Jan 18, 2022
    This article discusses payments made by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs for the 2020 crop year.  USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service […]

    2021 Commodity Program Enrollment Dashboard Oct 5, 2021

    🕔Oct 5, 2021
    This article contains a summary of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) report on commodity program choice for the 2021 crop year.  For most crops, share […]

    Is Ad Hoc Assistance Justified in the Presence of Commodity Programs? May 4, 2021

    🕔May 4, 2021
    The ad hoc Market Facilitation Program (MFP) compensated farms for the estimated loss of exports due to retaliatory tariffs placed on US farm exports by other countries in response to tariffs […]

    Farm Bill: Cotton Issues a Significant Concern Apr 6, 2017

    🕔Apr 6, 2017
    The House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held its second policy related Farm Bill hearing on Tuesday, as lawmakers continue their examination of agricultural programs in advance […]


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