2018 Farm Bill What If Tool

This University of Illinois spreadsheet calculates Agricultural Risk Coverage for County Coverage (ARC-CO), Agricultural Risk Coverage for Individual Coverage (ARC-IC), and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments. 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, ARC-IC, and PLC payments under those yields and prices.

The Center for Commercial Agriculture has scheduled a couple Farm Bill 2020 Decision Making workshops for February 5th and 12th. Click here to view more information and register for one of these free workshops, view the recorded version of the Farm Bill 2020 Decision Making webinar broadcasted on January 16th, and to download the slidedeck presented during the webinar. A video with updated and more detailed ARC-IC info is also available.

*Please download and when prompted ‘Enable Macros’ to use the spreadsheet tool.




Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Application Details

May 27, 2020

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) from producers who have suffered losses. Indiana FSA Director Steve Brown and staff join Jim Mintert for a discussion on eligibility requirements, payment rates and application details of the 2020 CFAP program.


Making Your Farm Bill Decisions in 2020

February 6, 2020

The Farm Bill Decision Making Workshop slidedeck presentation by Michael Langemeier and James Mintert.


2018 Farm Bill ARC/PLC Provisions 2019-2023

February 5, 2020

The Farm Bill Decision Making Workshop slidedeck presentation by Kaitlin Myers, State Agricultural Program Specialist from USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency.



February Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Mark your calendar: Wednesday, February 10 at 12:30 p.m. EST for an updated corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s February Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports. Registration is free but necessary to receive the link to join live or get notice of the webinar recording.

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