Agricultural Economics Department

 

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Date of this Version

10-21-2018

Citation

Cornhusker Economics, October 21, 2018, agecon.unl.edu/cornhuskereconomics

Comments

Copyright 2018 University of Nebraska

Abstract

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) began issuing payments to producers in October for Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) programs for the 2017 crop year. While these farm program payments had provided substantial cash flow to help buffer falling market price and farm income projections in the past three years, the current programs will provide relatively little cash flow for now and for the coming year. Only the ad hoc trade assistance payments and the outlook for new farm programs and decisions in 2019 may provide potential relief from the current outlook.

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