FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Picking PLC or ARC?
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:11 AM CST

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Which farm program option farmers choose under the 2014 Farm Act will be a split decision, largely along commodity lines, land grant university economists are finding.

Growers and their landlords will have a one-time chance to commit to a farm program option, and that decision will be in force through the life of the five-year law. Fortunately, it will take USDA months to write regulations, so analysts believe farmers have until at least June to bone up on the alternatives and school their landlords on the specifics.

Preliminary analysis shows wheat country is likely to opt ...

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