Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Program Review

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Program Review

USDA contracted with a private firm to review the current Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program for any improvements that might could be made and how effective the program is.  The full report can be read by clicking here.
Improvements Livestock Risk Protection (LRP)-Cattle

Improvements Livestock Risk Protection (LRP)-Cattle

USDA announced changes regarding further improvements to their Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) plan of insurance. The two changes include: Reducing the premium around 5%  Allow premiums to be paid after the coverage ends, rather than upfront  The changes approved are...
Western Priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill

Western Priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill

The Western United States accounts for just over half of the cropland acres and almost 90 percent of the pastureland acres in the United States. In terms of livestock, almost half of the dairy cows, 60 percent of beef cows, and more than 75 percent of cattle on feed...