Ag & Public Policy

Marketing Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments

For the first time in more than 10 years, wheat producers may need to consider the acronym LDP as part of their marketing decisions. The marketing loan program provides underlying income support tied to a national average loan rate for program commodities. In the case of wheat, that loan rate is $2.94/bushel nationally, adjusted for class and county across the country.
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Farm Program Payment Estimates - June 2016

Farm program payments under the 2014 Farm Bill have become substantial as prices have declined over the past few years. Farm program payments on the 2014 crop that were paid in late 2015 contributed more than $600 million to Nebraska producers' cash flow and bottom lines, helping to cushion some of the challenges of lower commodity prices.
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2014 Farm Program Payment Estimates - Mid-September Update

Farm program payments for the 2014 crop will be due to producers in October 2015, after the 2014 crop marketing year is complete for all crops and national marketing year average prices are published as of the end of September.
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2014 Farm Program Payment Estimates - July Update (Current as of early September)

Farm program payments for the 2014 crop will be due to producers in October 2015, after the 2014 crop marketing year is complete for all crops and national marketing year average prices are published as of the end of September.
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ARC/PLC, Base, and Yield Deadlines Extended to April 7

USDA-FSA announced today an extension of the deadline to make the ARC/PLC program election and the accompanying base acreage reallocation and payment yield update decisions. The decisions will now be due at local FSA offices by April 7, 2015 with producers required to get an appointment or get registered for an appointment by that date.

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Base and Yield Update Decisions Extended to March 31

USDA has just announced an extension of the deadline for the base and yield update decisions from today (February 27) to March 31, consistent with the ARC vs. PLC election decision deadline.

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Farm Bill Decision Tool Training Video

Nebraska Extension hosted a farm bill decision tool training session on January 14, 2015 in Lincoln to illustrate and demonstrate the use of online decision tools to help producers make base, yield, and program enrollment decisions with USDA's Farm Service Agency.

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Farm Bill Questions and Answers

As the farm bill decision analysis continues in advance of the pending deadlines for base, yield, and program enrollment elections, there are numerous questions about how the programs work, how to use and interpret the farm bill decision tool analysis, and how to address various program issues.

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Farm Bill Details and Decisions Presentation Available

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Farm Bill Dairy Program Information

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