Subsidy Rate Changes on Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle
By: Boyer, Christopher N.; Griffith, Andrew P.
Boyer, Christopher N.; Griffith, Andrew P., Subsidy Rate Changes on Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 48, Issue 1, January 2023, Pages 31-45
We determine the impact the 2020 Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) subsidy rate structure has on the probability of LRP having a higher price than the actual cash price. Monthly logit models were estimated to determine these probabilities with the previous and new subsidy rate. The preferred coverage lengths and levels vary across months as does LRPÕs effectiveness in managing price risk. The new subsidy structure increases LRPÕs effectiveness as a risk management tool in some months. Results show the LRP contract that provides the best protection by sell month and the impact of the new subsidy rates.