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Policy: Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill)
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Disclaimer: These materials are designed to aid farmers with their marketing and risk decisions.  This information is based on the authors’ interpretation of the 2014 Farm Bill.  Some details may change after final rules and regulations are released by FSA.  This information is intended for educational purposes only.  
 


 

Commodity Program Papers

Title Date Author Download
2014 Payment Calculator and 2015 PLC/ARC-CO Tradeoff Updated!
A spreadsheet for calculating the 2014 ARC-CO payment and comparing PLC and ARC-CO.
9/29/15 Rich Llewelyn
Art Barnaby
Robin Reid

Leah Tsoodle
Download
2014 Kansas ARC-CO Estimated Payments Updated 
An interactive map showing 2014 estimated ARC-CO payments for crops in Kansas.
9/2/15 Art Barnaby
Robin Reid
View
MYA Price Estimates Updated for ARC and PLC Commodity Programs Updated
Note: These prices will be updated monthly.
9/2/15 Art Barnaby View
Comparing Agricultural Risk Coverage to Price Loss Coverage Election in Kansas and the U.S. 6/17/15 Robin Reid
Art Barnaby
View
Why Are OSU-KSU Decision Tool Results Changing? 3/25/15 Art Barnaby View
Milo Prices with the Farm Bill? 3/20/15 Art Barnaby View
Are the Farm Bill Computer Models Always Right? 3/20/15 Art Barnaby View
Farmers and Others are Asking Why Different University Farm Bill Decision Aids Give Different Results? 3/5/15 Art Barnaby View
Reallocating Base Acres: 2014 Farm Bill 2/23/15 Robin Reid
Mykel Taylor

Art Barnaby
View
Final Ruling on Historical Irrigated Percentage for the ARC-County Program 2/23/15 Robin Reid View
Consequences of a Payment Yield Audit 2/20/15 Robin Reid
Mykel Taylor
Art Barnaby
View
What about Sunflowers?  
With Accompanying Spreadsheet for Comparing PLC and ARC-CO Tradeoff
2/11/15 Robin Reid
Mykel Taylor
Art Barnaby
View Paper

Spreadsheet

Updating Payment Yields: 2014 Farm Bill 2/3/15 Robin Reid
Mykel Taylor
Art Barnaby
View
Estimated 2014 ARC-CO Wheat Payments Kansas and Oklahoma 1/21/15 Art Barnaby View
ARC-CO Yields Are From The Administrative County for the Farm, Not Where the Land is Located 12/19/14 Art Barnaby View
2014 Farm Bill Decision-Making Steps 12/2/14 Robin Reid View
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Title I Programs of the 2014 Farm Bill 11/20/14 Robin Reid
Art Barnaby
Mykel Taylor
View
Rumors and Errors on the Farm Bill and the Status of the OSU-KSU Decision Aid 11/5/14 Art Barnaby View
Glossary of Farm Bill Terms 11/4/14 Robin Reid
Mykel Taylor

Art Barnaby
View
Questions and Answers from October 2, 2014 Farm Bill Webinar 10/13/14 Robin Reid
Mykel Taylor

Art Barnaby
View
15 Sponsored Farm Bill Educational Meetings Announced 10/7/14 Art Barnaby View
More Farm Bill Questions 9/25/14 Art Barnaby View
Excel Based Farm Program Decision Aid is Publicly Released 9/22/14 Art Barnaby
Mykel Taylor
View
Should Farmers Elect PLC on Wheat? 8/14/14 Art Barnaby View
Farm Service Agency’s ARC vs. PLC on Wheat, Feedgrains and Soybeans 8/12/14 Art Barnaby View
USDA Final Marketing Year Average (MYA) Price for 2013/14 Wheat 7/14/14 Art Barnaby View
       

Commodity Program Presentations

Title Date Author Download
K-State Farm Bill Meetings: Recorded Video Presentations from Wichita
   Art Barnaby: Part 1: Farm Bill Program Details and Calculations (Time: 23:22)
  
Art Barnaby: Part 2: Comparison of PLC and ARC-CO (Time: 10:37)
   Art Barnaby: Part 3: Breakeven Prices (Time:   7:55)
   Art Barnaby: Part 4: Yields, Prices and Decision (Time: 16:07)
   Jody Campiche: Cotton Program (Time: 34:01)
   Mykel Taylor: The Program Decision (Time: 33:15)
   FSA: Program Mechanics (Time: 5:57)
2/2/15 Art Barnaby

Mykel Taylor
View Barnaby Part 1
View Barnaby Part 2
View Barnaby Part 3
View Barnaby Part 4
View Campiche: Cotton
View Taylor: Decision
View FSA
The Agricultural Act of 2014 "Farm Bill": Making the Decision Presentation Slides 1/14/15 Art Barnaby Download
OSU-KSU Farm Bill Decision Aid Presentation Slides 1/14/15 Mykel Taylor Download
Calculation of Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Payments 1/6/15 Art Barnaby View Video
Calculation of Agricultural Risk Coverage - County Coverage (ARC-CO) 1/6/15 Art Barnaby View Video
Calculation of Agricultural Risk Coverage - Individual Coverage (ARC-IC) 1/6/15 Art Barnaby View Video
Worksheet for Calculation of PLC, ARC-CO and ARC-IC to Accompany Videos 1/6/15 Art Barnaby Blank Worksheet

Answer Worksheet

The 2014 Farm Bill: The Nuts and Bolts of the Program and Making the Decision
Presented at: 2014 K-State Risk and Profit Conference. Manhattan, KS.
8/22/14 Art Barnaby
Mykel Taylor
View
Commodity Programs
Presented at: 2014 Minnesota Ag Leadership Conference. Gull Lake, MN.
8/12/14 Art Barnaby View
       

Commodity Program Decision Tools

Title Date Author Download
2014 Payment Calculator and 2015 PLC/ARC-CO Tradeoff Updated!
A spreadsheet for calculating the 2014 ARC-CO payment and comparing PLC and ARC-CO.
9/29/15 Rich Llewelyn
Art Barnaby
Robin Reid

Leah Tsoodle
Download
2014 Government Program and Crop Insurance Decision Tool  
Partial funding provided by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Southern Risk Management Education Center, and Kansas Cooperative Extension Service
2/18/15 Jody Campiche, OSU
Eric A DeVuyst, OSU
Art Barnaby, KSU
Mykel Taylor, KSU
Download
OSU-KSU 2014 Farm Bill Decision Tool Step-By-Step Instructions
A brief description of how to use the Decision Tool.
2/18/15 Robin Reid Download
Tradeoff Between PLC and ARC-CO for USA - Spreadsheet
A spreadsheet for comparing PLC and ARC-CO for all crops.
2/16/15 Rich Llewelyn Download
Tradeoff Between PLC and ARC-CO for Kansas - Spreadsheet
A spreadsheet for comparing PLC and ARC-CO for major crops in Kansas.
2/13/15 Robin Reid Download
Input Guide: For use with OSU-KSU Decision Tool
A fillable PDF form for gathering required information to run the decision tool for a farm.
1/14/15 Robin Reid Download
       

Commodity Program Links for Additional Information

Title Date Author Download
Farm Service Agency Farm Bill Website   USDA FSA View
Farm Service Agency Factsheets   USDA FSA View
Farm Service Agency ARC/PLC Program Information   USDA FSA View

Oklahoma State University Farm Bill Website

  Oklahoma State University View

Oklahoma State University Farm Bill Decision Tool: SCO for Kansas Wheat

  Oklahoma State University View
Risk Management Agency- Supplemental Coverage Option   USDA RMA View
University of Illinois Farm Bill Toolbox   University of Illinois View
Ag Risk & Farm Management Library   University of Minnesota View
       

Dairy Program Resources

Title Date Author Download
Dairy Margin Protection Program 2016 Election Decisions: Webinar NEW! 9/3/15 Gregg Hadley
Marin Bozic
Robin Reid
Webinar Recording
Dr. Hadley's Slide
Dr. Bozic's Slides
Dairy Margin Protection Program 2016 Election Decisions: Presentation 7/29/15 Robin Reid
Gregg Hadley
View
Frequently Asked Questions: MPP Dairy 7/22/15 Robin Reid View
MPP Dairy Fact Sheet June, 2015 USDA FSA View
Web-based MPP Decision Tool Updated Daily DMaP View Tool
Instructions
Spreadsheet Tool for Calculating Milk Production History September, 2014 DMaP View
Dairy Markets and Policy Website (DMaP) Updated frequently DMaP View

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