ARC, PLC Payment Calculator Available for Updated Programs

🕔Aug 21, 2019The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) made revisions to the basic farm payment programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).  With this article, […]

Why Ask Farmers to Gamble on Program Choices? – Commentary

🕔May 1, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers with the ability to switch between the Agricultural Risk Coverage program at the county level (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program. Initially […]

Corn, Soy, Wheat: Estimated 2018 ARC-CO Payments

🕔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 […]

Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Revenues, Farm Program Guarantees

🕔Feb 27, 2019With the end of February nearing, projected prices for determining crop insurance guarantees are close to final. For corn, the projected price in 2019 will be near that of 2018, […]

Corn, Soy, Wheat: ARC-CO Payments for 2017, Outlook for 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, 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 […]

Farm Bill: Alternatives for ARC-CO and PLC – The Case of Corn

🕔Jul 25, 2018The House and Senate have respectively passed their versions of a 2018 Farm Bill and now a conference committee will attempt to work out differences. Both the House and Senate […]

Ag Barometer: Producers More Optimistic About Future

🕔Jun 5, 2018The May reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was 141, 16 points higher than in April 2018 and the highest barometer value since January 2017 (Figure 1). […]

ARC-CO Payments: Revised Estimates for 2017

🕔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 […]

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