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2014 Farm Bill

Commodity Program Choices by Maryland Farmers under the 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The Farm Service Agency of USDA has released information on farmer signups for the three program options: Price Loss Coverage (PLC), county Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-CO), and individual Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-IC). This publication provides a quick overview of...

Estimated Payments Under the 2014 County Agricultural Risk Coverage Program in Maryland

Photo by Edwin Remsberg Recently released USDA data and projections allow us to make some fairly good guesses about the per acre payments which farmers will be eligible for in fall of 2015 under the County Agricultural Risk Coverage program (ARC-CO for short). Estimated payments by commodity and...

New Crop Insurance Option for Diversified Operations: Whole Farm Revenue Protection

The 2014 Farm Bill authorized USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to develop a new type of revenue insurance product, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). WFRP provides a risk management tool for all commodities on farms with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue. WFRP is not intended for one...

2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product. The 2014 Farm Bill...

New Crop Insurance Option for Diversified Operations: Whole Farm Revenue Protection

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The 2014 Farm Bill authorized USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to develop a new type of revenue insurance product, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). WFRP provides a risk management tool for all commodities on farms with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue. WFRP is...
LES AG Newsletter
This edition of the Lower Eastern Shore Agriculture Newsletter includes program dates for Annie's Project, Woods in Your Backyard, Getting Started in Farming, Pencil to Plow, and the Women in Ag Conference.More info

Farm Bill Update - With a Focus on the Female Producer

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online Webinar
The 2014 Farm Bill changes many aspects of US agricultural policy. The new farm bill puts many decisions on producers in order to pick the best risk management tools that work for his/her operation. This webinar will focus provide an overview of the new commodity programs and changes in risk...

Deadline Extended: Base Acre Reallocation and Yield Updates with Farm Service Agency

Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014 (All day) to Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015 (All day)
Your county FSA office
This is a reminder that many of you received letters from FSA on updating your payment yields and reallocating your base acres. For more information on this decision, see the Farm Bill page. USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs...
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