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ARC/PLC DECISION

 The University of Illinois will conduct one-hour webinars beginning Friday at 8:00 a.m. CDT and continuing each Friday through the month of October to educate farmers on which shallow-loss programs are best for their operations.  Signup for the programs begin next Monday at local FSA offices. Check details at farmweeknow.com or farmdoc.illinois.edu.  

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Farm Bill Tools & Webinars

The 2014 Farm Bill offers farmers a one-time opportunity to select a crop program for the next five years (2014-18 crop years). Illinois FSA offices plan to begin accepting enrollments Oct. 9. The first step for farmers is to determine whether to update payment yield or reallocate base acres. For more, click here. The 2014… read more

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FARM BILL FAQs

In five pages, Kansas State University answers 20 frequently asked questions about crop subsidy programs in the new farm law.

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HITTING LIMITS

Ohio State ag economist Carl Zulauf says crop subsidies of $30-$90 an acre are possible with record crops and farm-gate prices that average $3.60 a bushel. If prices run close to Zulauf’s estimate of $3.60, “it could spawn the largest commodity payments since at least 2004 and the prospect of some growers quickly hitting the… read more

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FARM BILL IMPLEMENTATION

House Agriculture Committee members said at a hearing on Thursday they are worried about USDA’s implementation of certain crop insurance provisions in the five-month old 2014 Farm Bill. At the same hearing, members on the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee applauded USDA’s Farm Service Agency for its timely deliverance of livestock disaster assistance.

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ARC OR PLC

Your farm program choices of ARC or PLC will likely be based on expected crop prices over the next 5 years. While tough to predict, U of I ag economist Gary Schnitkey says history may give a clue. “A reasonable estimate of the mean annual price for corn is $4.50 per bushel” says Schnitkey. If… read more

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DURBIN MEETING

IFB President Guebert met Wednesday with Sen. Dick Durbin to discuss the importance of continuing to support and invest in Illinois’ agricultural communities. Guebert discussed waterways infrastructure, the Farm Bill, and renewable fuels standard (RFS).

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FARM BILL UPDATE

USDA released its farm bill implementation progress report today.

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