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Tag Archives: FarmBill14

PAYMENTS MAILED

Farm program checks totaling nearly $4 billion could start arriving as early as Tuesday in farmers’ bank accounts across the country, providing a much needed boost while many commodity prices are falling. It’s the first ARC/PLC payments for the 2014 crop year.

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PAYMENT SEQUESTRATION

Recent reports indicate that payments from the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) programs for the 2014 crop year may be reduced by nearly 7% due to sequestration. Check the latest at FarmDoc.

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SIGNUP EXTENSION

Farm program signup deadline for ARC/PLC has been extended to April 7, USDA announced this morning.

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FARM BILL DECISIONS

Mystified by the new farm program choices?  See the latest 4-page simplified decision guide from Farmdoc: http://bit.ly/1D2WSHo.

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PROCRASTINATION

There’s still time left, but USDA officials are cautiously watching the calendar and the signup numbers. It’s easy to see why they might fear the worst: hundreds of thousands of farmers waiting until the last minute to make farm program decisions.  As of mid-January, only 142,000 farmers had reallocated base acres, and fewer than 35,000… read more

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