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2018 Farm Bill Online and Spreadsheet Tools

Gardner Program Payment Calculator (ARC/PLC)

The Gardner Payment Calculator provides estimates of expected payemnts and likelihood of payments for ARC-CO and PLC.  Payment estimates are provide for the program years from 2019 to 2023.  Users can select the state, coutny, and crop combination that they wish to consider.

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2018 Farm Bill What if Tool

This program calculates Agricultural Risk Coverage for County Coverage (ARC-CO), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments, and ARC at the Individual Level (ARC-IC). County yields and market year average (MYA) prices are brought in for a user-specified state-county-crop combination. Users then can change 2018 through 2020 county yields and prices to see ARC-CO and PLC payments under those yields and prices.

As an alternative to the executable tool you can download the spreadsheet here.

farmdoc YouTube Channel: 2018 Farm Bill Videos

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The ARC/PLC Decision in December 2019

Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill

5-Minute farmdoc: 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool

Accounts for the Gardner Payment Calculator

Using the Gardner ARC/PLC Payment Calculator

farmdoc Daily: 2018 Farm Bill Articles

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What are the Chance of PLC Payments for the 2019 and 2020 Pro-gram Year

Price estimates in the January report of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) add more clarity to the chance of Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2019 marketing year. For 2019, January estimates of the 2019 Market…

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ARC-IC in 2019: Release of a 2019 ARC-IC Payment Calculator

Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) should be considered as a commodity title alternative for 2019 and 2020 in two special cases: 1) if a Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm has all its acres as prevent plant or…

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IFES 2019: The Farm Bill 2018

It has been a year since Congress passed and the President signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). In the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress reauthorized the basic farm programs, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and…

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Decisions Concerning the 2018 Farm Bill and SCO

Decision deadlines are approaching under the 2018 Farm Bill. This article covers deadlines and lists considerations when choosing between the commodity title alternatives of Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) is an insurance…

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Yield Updating Decisions under the 2018 Farm Bill

Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield that is assigned to a crop on a Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm or 2) update based on…

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Release of 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool

The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released. This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) for specific prices and yields that a user enters. Currently, the tool…

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Update on the Gardner- farmdoc Payment Calculator

The Gardner Agriculture Policy Program in cooperation with the National Center of Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in developing the second release of the ARC-CO/PLC Payment Calculator that will provide estimated payments from the Agriculture Risk Coverage, county option (ARC-CO) and Price…

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The Case for Looking at the ARC-IC (ARC-Individual) Program Option

ARC-IC (Agriculture Risk Coverage – Individual) has received less attention than ARC-CO (ARC – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). ARC-IC is operationally more complex, thus harder to explain and understand. It pays on only 65% of program base acres…

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Which Program Paid More Under the 2014 Farm Bill: ARC-CO or PLC?

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 2014 to 2018 are available so that average payments from…

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Choosing Between ARC-CO and PLC

This article discusses four key elements to consider when choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC): 1) expected payments, 2) type of coverage, 3) payment limits, and 4) SCO availability. A detailed…

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The Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Option in the 2018 Farm Bill

Farmers and landowners can now decide whether to receive commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for each covered commodity with base acres on the farm; or through Agricultural…

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The Agricultural Risk Coverage — County Level (ARC-CO) Option in the 2018 Farm Bill

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) for each covered commodity with base acres on the farm;…

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