Estimating 2019 ARC-CO Payments with Adjusted NASS Yields Feb 26, 2020

🕔Feb 26, 2020
Last week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released county yield estimates which we are now using to estimate 2019 ARC-CO payments for corn and soybeans. Recognizing that NASS yield […]

Illinois: Break-Even Yields and ARC-CO Payments Jan 29, 2020

🕔Jan 29, 2020
This article shows break-even county yields below which Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) will make payments in 2019. Break-even yields are calculated at USDA’s January estimates of […]

2014 Farm Bill – Which Paid More, PLC or ARC-CO? Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019
The Farm Service Agency recently released 2018 payment rates for both Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). With this release, yearly payments for […]

Corn, Soy, Wheat: Estimated 2018 ARC-CO Payments Apr 3, 2019

🕔Apr 3, 2019
The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2018 (released March 21 on NASS’s Quick Stats website).  With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2018 Agricultural Risk Coverage at […]

Corn, Soy, Wheat: ARC-CO Payments for 2017, Outlook for 2018 Oct 17, 2018

🕔Oct 17, 2018
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has released 2017 county yields, 2017 Market Year Average (MYA) prices have been determined, and FSA is in the process of making 2017 ARC-CO payments. […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Effective Is the Farm Safety Net in 2018? Jul 30, 2018

🕔Jul 30, 2018
In earlier articles, we projected earnings for a case farm in west central Indiana, and examined the sensitivity of earnings and the farm safety net to changes in price and […]

ARC-CO Payments: Revised Estimates for 2017 May 31, 2018

🕔May 31, 2018
In recent months, forecasts of 2017 Market Year Average (MYA) prices have increased. Higher MYA prices will result in lower 2017 payments for the Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County […]

ARC and PLC: Comparing Payments, 2014-16 Crops May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018
Payments by ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) are examined for 22 program commodities using FSA (Farm Service Agency) reported payments for the 2014-16 crops. […]

Corn, Soybeans, Wheat: Estimated 2017 ARC-CO Payments Feb 28, 2018

🕔Feb 28, 2018
The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2017 (released February 22 on NASS’s Quick Stats website. With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2017 Agricultural Risk […]

Illinois: Farm Income Forecast Lower Than 2016 but Better Than Expected Nov 22, 2017

🕔Nov 22, 2017
Average net income on Illinois grain farms is forecast at around $60,000 per farm in 2017. This forecast is for a composite of grain farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business […]

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