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Analysis of the STAX and SCO Programs for Cotton Producers

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  • Campiche, Jody L.

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Both the House and Senate farm bills include changes to Title I commodity programs and crop insurance programs, including a new shallow loss revenue protection program, a price protection program, and two supplemental crop insurance programs. A key change in the new farm bill is that the Title I shallow loss revenue protection and price protection programs would not be available to cotton producers. Instead, cotton producers would have the option to enroll in either the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) or the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX). Both products are similar to the Group Risk Income Protection (GRIP) crop insurance policy and would cover county-wide losses. The products are designed to complement a producers’ individual insurance policy. Understanding the differences in payments from Title I programs as compared to potential payments from the STAX or SCO programs will be important for cotton producers. For this study, average direct payments and counter-cyclical payments over the 2002–2011 time period were compared to potential STAX and SCO payments for several Oklahoma and Texas counties.

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  • Campiche, Jody L., 2013. "Analysis of the STAX and SCO Programs for Cotton Producers," 2013 AAEA: Crop Insurance and the Farm Bill Symposium 156826, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaeaci:156826
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.156826
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    1. Campiche, Jody L., 2013. "Details of the Proposed Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) Program for Cotton Producers and Potential Strategies for Extension Education," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 45, pages 1-7, August.
    2. Campiche, Jody, 2013. "Details of the Proposed Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) Program for Cotton Producers and Potential Strategies for Extension Education," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 45(3), pages 569-575, August.
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