Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Sep 30, 2015 03:29 PM CDT

Prices are in for major 2014 crops, but the verdict on what Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) pays per county remains unsettled. The Farm Service Agency must fill in the blanks on a number of counties lacking NASS yields for 2014 before it can officially calculate program payments due in October. These are counties lacking enough statistical information to create a reliable yield average, so FSA must track down crop insurance records, or in some cases allow county committees to divine the yields. In ARC's case, bumper county yields could erase what would otherwise be a farm program payment in the ...

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