Dissecting the Farm Bill
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:02 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- America's farmers did their homework on the risk protection offered by the 2014 farm bill, based on high levels of farm program enrollment announced by USDA June 15, experts say.

For corn in particular, heavy reliance on Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) is likely to relieve part of the cash shortfalls growers will face in 2014 and 2015 budgets. In counties with less-than-bumper yields last fall, growers could receive $60 to $200 per acre 2014 corn payments later this fall, the University of Illinois still estimates. Likewise, growers of Southern crops like rice and peanuts stand to ...

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