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January 16, 2020

Farm Bill 2020 Decision Making Webinar

The recording of the January 16th Farm Bill 2020 Decision Making webinar featuring Kaitlin Myers, State Agricultural Program Specialist from USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency, and Purdue ag economists, Michael Langemeier and James Mintert, is available for viewing. The webinar provides an overview of options for enrolling your farm in the 2018 Farm Bill program.

The Center for Commercial Agriculture has scheduled a couple Farm Bill 2020 Decision Making workshops for February 5th and 12th. Click here to view more information and register for one of these free workshops, download the slidedeck presented during the webinar, and for a link to the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet decision tool discussed during the webinar. A video with updated and more detailed ARC-IC info is also available.




Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Application Details

May 27, 2020

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) from producers who have suffered losses. Indiana FSA Director Steve Brown and staff join Jim Mintert for a discussion on eligibility requirements, payment rates and application details of the 2020 CFAP program.


2018 Farm Bill What If Tool

February 20, 2020

This University of Illinois spreadsheet calculates Agricultural Risk Coverage for County Coverage (ARC-CO), Agricultural Risk Coverage for Individual Coverage (ARC-IC), and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments. County yields and market year average (MYA) prices are brought in for a user-specified state-county-crop combination. Users then can change 2018 through 2020 county yields and prices to see ARC-CO, ARC-IC, and PLC payments under those yields and prices.


Making Your Farm Bill Decisions in 2020

February 6, 2020

The Farm Bill Decision Making Workshop slidedeck presentation by Michael Langemeier and James Mintert.



December Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Join us Friday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) for an updated corn and soybean outlook immediately following release of USDA’s December Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports. Registration is free but necessary to receive the link to join live or get notice of the webinar recording.

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Top Farmer Conference 2021

January 8, 2021 | virtual meeting

A management programs geared specifically for farmers. Surrounded by farm management, farm policy, agricultural finance and marketing experts, and a group of your peers, the conference will stimulate your thinking about agriculture’s future and how you can position your farm to be successful in the years ahead.

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