agriculture risk coverage

Food Surpluses Driving Low Prices; Enrollment for Farm Safety Net Open Today
Food Surpluses Driving Low Prices; Enrollment for Farm Safety Net Open Today
The Food and Agriculture Organization Food Price Index dropped again in November. The FOA Thursday released the price index, which averaged 156.7 points in November, down 2.6 points, or 1.6 percent from October. Except sugar prices, all commodities included in the price index dropped under continued pressure of a strong dollar and generally abundant supplies...
USDA Dealing With AG Risk Coverage Program; Country of Origin Meat Labeling Hearing Set
USDA Dealing With AG Risk Coverage Program; Country of Origin Meat Labeling Hearing Set
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA wants to treat all producers “equitably” under the across-the-board government spending cuts known as sequestration. The problem for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in dealing with cuts to the Agricultural Risk Coverage program and the Price Loss Coverage program is that the cuts are different in each fiscal year, and the farm programs are based on crop years... Read
EPA Funding Scheduled to Pass; Enrollment for Ag Risk Coverage is Open
EPA Funding Scheduled to Pass; Enrollment for Ag Risk Coverage is Open
A bill slashing Environmental Protection Agency funding and blocking several of its new regulations is scheduled to pass through the House Appropriations Committee, this week. Republicans are pushing an Interior and Environment funding bill that cuts $718 million, or 9 percent, from the EPA’s budget in fiscal 2016, on top of the 20 percent cut the agency has absorbed since Republicans took the Hou