ARC Yield Lawsuits Possible
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 9, 2016 06:26 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Law firms and grain marketers are pushing for possible legal action against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the way USDA came up with the final county yield totals for the Agriculture Risk Coverage program.

Complaints have festered since last fall when the Farm Service Agency released the final 2014 payment rates. Payments weren't as high as projected in some counties around the country, especially in areas with high yields for particular crops.

A caveat to the 2014 farm bill is that it requires the Farm Service Agency to calculate yearly county yields for ARC-County payments. Therein ...

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