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What Changes Are in the New Stimulus Bill That Affect Farmers?

1/19/2021

There were many items in this legislation that affected farmers. There were changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advance grants, and Employee Retention Credit (ERC), as well as, additions or extensions to other Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs.

USDA and Dairy Farmers Work Together to Mitigate Risk for 2021

1/19/2021

Recent enrollment data for these programs indicate that dairy operations are proactively managing their risk.

Strong markets to cushion loss of farm payments

1/18/2021

USDA chief economist says gains not likely to offset reduction from last year's $46.5 billion in government payments.

Iowans push for policy to improve livestock markets

1/18/2021

Delegates also focus on biofuels and crop insurance improvements at AFBF policy session.

Economic outlook filled with unknowns

1/18/2021

Economists from American Farm Bureau review opportunities and challenges to be aware of going into the 2021 growing season.

USDA lowers corn and soybean yields

1/18/2021

Crop prices jump on lower production estimate and continuing demand.

Hay auctions

1/18/2021

Dyersville, Jan. 13

Livestock price risk protection for farms of all sizes

1/16/2021

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is an insurance plan designed to protect against a decline in market price. LRP is typically available for fed cattle, feeder cattle, swine and lamb. Livestock farmers have flexibility with a variety of coverage levels and insurance periods.

2021 Farm Bill Decisions webinars, January 19 - February 19, 2021

1/15/2021

The 2021 sign-up deadline with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is March 15, 2021. This annual decision is unlike the previous farm bill, when producers made a one-time decision for their operation that was in place for the life of the bill.

Iowa Farm Bureau leaders advance policy supporting Iowa crop and livestock farmers at 102nd virtual American Farm Bureau Annual Convention

1/15/2021

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) voting delegates virtually joined delegates representing all 50 state Farm Bureaus this week during the 102nd American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention to approve resolutions that will guide the grassroots organization on national policy throughout 2021.

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