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All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

ARC-PLC Decision: Why It Differs from the ACRE-DCP Decision

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

Both the recently passed 2014 farm bill and its predecessor, the 2008 farm bill, contained a choice between two types of crop safety net programs. While similarities exist between the two sets of choices in the two most recent farm bills, notable differences also exist. This post discusses both the similarities and the differences. Decision Similarities The...

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Evaluating Crop Insurance Options for 2014

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has now concluded its price discovery period used to determined final prices and volatility factors for federally sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products for 2014.  For the majority of the cornbelt, the approved Projected Price (PP) for corn is $4.62 and the volatility factor is .19.  For soybeans, the projected price is $11.36 with a volatility fac...

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