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 Corn, Soybeans: 2019 ARC-CO Payment Estimates Based on NASS County Yields Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released 2019 county yields for corn and soybeans on February 20, allowing for more reliable estimates of Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level […]

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 […]

ARC-IC Could Be An Option for 2019 Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
The Agricultural Revenue Coverage – Individual Coverage (ARC-IC) program received little interest under the previous farm bill, says Andrew Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension farm management specialist. Nationwide, less […]

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 […]

ARC-CO – Program Changes in the 2018 Farm Bill Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019
Farmers and landowners can now make the decision between farm programs, receiving commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […]

ARC, PLC Payment Calculator Available for Updated Programs Aug 21, 2019

🕔Aug 21, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔May 1, 2019
The 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, 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 […]

Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision? Mar 18, 2019

🕔Mar 18, 2019
As 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 […]

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