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

🕔Oct 16, 2019The 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, 2019The 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, 2018The 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, 2018In 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, 2018In 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, 2018Payments 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, 2018The 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, 2017Average 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 […]

Farm Safety Net: Analysis of the ARC-CO Payment Cap for Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat Nov 17, 2017

🕔Nov 17, 2017Revenue losses driven primarily by low commodity prices in 2014, 2015, and 2016 have triggered ARC-CO payments on corn, soybean, and wheat base in counties across the country. Where payments […]

Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary Nov 10, 2017

🕔Nov 10, 2017The 2014 farm bill required farms to choose between ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). While overlap in payments can occur, ARC and PLC have different design […]

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