Agriculture http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5539/more en Leaders and farmers discuss ag issues at Farmfest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/leaders-and-farmers-discuss-ag-issues-farmfest <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers gathered to hear the latest on what is happening in the state and national legislatures.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/leaders-and-farmers-discuss-ag-issues-farmfest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/leaders-and-farmers-discuss-ag-issues-farmfest#comments Marketing Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:03:00 +0000 105861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2015 ARC-CO payments will vary http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payments-will-vary <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A very high percentage of crop producers in the U.S. are enrolled in the county yield-based Ag Risk Coverage (ARC-CO) farm program choice on their corn and soybean base acres for 2014-2018 crop years. Most producers in the Upper Midwest earned a significant corn ARC-CO payment for the 2014 crop year, while farm operators in some counties also earned a substantial 2014 ARC-CO payment on their soybean base acres.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payments-will-vary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payments-will-vary#comments Issues Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 05 Jan 2016 21:54:00 +0000 102471 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Potential recalculation of ARC-CO payments http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-recalculation-arc-co-payments <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators who have had their 2014 ARC-CO payments negatively affected by the choice of their FSA administrative county have until Feb. 1, 2016, to request FSA to re-calculate their 2014 FSA payments on the basis of the physical location of each FSA farm unit. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-recalculation-arc-co-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-recalculation-arc-co-payments#comments Issues Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:44:00 +0000 101991 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Clarifying 2014 ARC-CO payments http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/clarifying-2014-arc-co-payments <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The first confusion surrounding ARC-CO payments is why producers in one county get the maximum payment for a crop for the 2014 crop year, and producers in another county get zero payment for the same crop. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/clarifying-2014-arc-co-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/clarifying-2014-arc-co-payments#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 27 Oct 2015 22:07:00 +0000 101301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm program enrollment deadline is September 30 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators are facing one more important deadline for the ARC/PLC Farm Program for the 2014 and 2015 crop years. They need to enroll in the farm program for 2014 and 2015 at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office by Sept. 30, 2015, in order to be eligible for farm program payments for those two years. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:11:00 +0000 100251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers' choice for farm programs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators in Minnesota, Iowa, and other Midwestern states overwhelmingly selected the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) farm program choice for corn and soybeans for the 2014-2018 crop years. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs#comments Issues Agriculture Focus on Ag Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:45:00 +0000 99961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Potential changes to actively engaged rules http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-changes-actively-engaged-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In late March, USDA announced some proposed revisions to the actively engaged rules that are designed to further clarify some of the definitions and rules surrounding the requirement for management in a farm operation. This could potentially restrict certain individuals that currently qualify for farm program payments from potentially having future farm program payment eligibility beginning with the 2016 crop year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-changes-actively-engaged-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/potential-changes-actively-engaged-rules#comments Issues Farm Bill Management Focus on Ag Wed, 13 May 2015 01:47:00 +0000 97381 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips and information for making farm program choices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-and-information-making-farm-program-choices <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>There are just days left before farmers have to finalize their farm program choices in the 2014 Farm Bill. For those who still need some explanations, help, tips or further information, we've put together a collection of stories for reference. From farm program basics to cash flow planning and market prices, here is the information you need to help finalize your farm program decision.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-and-information-making-farm-program-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-and-information-making-farm-program-choices#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:26:00 +0000 96591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Less than a month to make decisions on new farm programs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/less-month-make-decisions-new-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Most farm operators have been contemplating farm program choices for the new farm bill for the past 6-8 months; however, decision time has now arrived. Producers have until March 31, 2015, to complete their farm program choice at local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/less-month-make-decisions-new-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/less-month-make-decisions-new-farm-programs#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:20:00 +0000 96311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2014 Farm program payments become clearer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2014 estimated average county yields for corn, soybeans and other crops in late February. These yields will offer a pretty good estimate of where final Ag Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) farm program payments are likely to end up for the 2014 crop year. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:21:00 +0000 96131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com