Farm Program Payment Update and Information
USDA's Farm Service Agency began issuing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments to producers for the 2016 crop earlier this month. There are several sources of information and educational material that readers can find to explore and understand these payments in more detail.
The previous post in this ag policy blog discusses the payments and provides summary information on payments in Nebraska as well as links to tables of payment rates across Nebraska and a mapping tool to see payment rates visually across the state. That blog post is titled "Farm Program Payments - October 2017" and is available by following the link.
A second resource is the Cornhusker Economics newsletter article published today (Friday, October 27) that is also available on Agricultural Economics department website at agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics with a permament link available by clicking here.
Finally, a recent Market Journal interview on farm program payments was broadcast last week on October 20th and remains available by browsing the program archive on the Market Journal website at marketjournal.unl.edu.
Posted by Bradley D. Lubben, Friday, October 27, 2017