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2018 Farm Bill

Title Author Date Downloads
Tradeoff Between 2021/2022 ARC and PLC

This spreadsheet shows the tradeoff between ARC-CO and PLC payments at various Marketing Year Average prices and county yield levels.  A Tutorial Video is also available here:

February 9, 2021
ARC or PLC? That is the Question February 3, 2021
Marketing Year Average (MYA) Price Outlooks for ARC/PLC

Note: These will be updated at the end of each month as NASS prices are released

January 29, 2021
2018 Farm Bill Program Elections for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Marketing Years May 5, 2020
Historical ARC/PLC Payments by County

This spreadsheet allows the user to compare payments from the ARC-CO program versus the PLC program for the 5 years of the 2014 Farm Bill in each county.

October 10, 2019
Payment Yield Update

This publication and Excel calculator allows a producer to see what their updated PLC payment yield will be.

September 18, 2019
2018 Farm Bill ARC-CO Irrigation Designations for Kansas

This 2018 Farm Bill publication explains how irrigation designations for the ARC-CO program were determined and lists all counties in Kansas and what designations they have.

August 22, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions: Crop Provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill August 21, 2019
Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Webinar Recording and Slides

Robin Reid presents changes to the dairy margin program, a look at the already-known payments, and shows a tool to help producers make an enrollment decision.

July 30, 2019

2017/2018 ARC-County Projections

ARC-County Guarantees - 2017/18 Compared With 2014/15

ARC-CO Historical Payment Maps

Kansas ARC/PLC Enrollment Maps

Livestock Policy

Packers and Stockyards Act

Title Author Date Downloads
Packers and Stockyards Act – Basic Provisions

From the "Agricultural Law and Taxation Blog" by Roger McEowen, Washburn University School of Law. 

March 25, 2019
Packers and Stockyards Act Provisions For Unpaid Cash Sellers of Livestock

From the "Agricultural Law and Taxation Blog" by Roger McEowen, Washburn University School of Law. 

March 25, 2019

GIPSA's Proposed Rules (Release No. 0326.10)

Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling

Mandatory Price Reporting

Pork Quality Grading System and Wholesale Pork Price Reporting

Certification of Meat Attributes

Horse Markets

Hemp Resources

Water Policy

Ag Policy Links

Farm Bill 2014

Title Author Date Downloads
Historical ARC/PLC Payments by County

This spreadsheet allows the user to compare payments from the ARC-CO program versus the PLC program for the 5 years of the 2014 Farm Bill in each county.

October 10, 2019

Commodity Program Papers

Title Author Date Downloads
Farm Bill Program Enrollment Decisions by Kansas Farmers June 22, 2017
USDA FSA Factsheet and Information on Marketing Loans July 8, 2016
MYA Price Estimates Updated for ARC and PLC Commodity Programs June 30, 2016
2014 Payment Calculator and 2015 PLC/ARC-CO Tradeoff

A spreadsheet for calculating the 2014 ARC-CO payment and comparing PLC and ARC-CO.

September 29, 2015
2014 Kansas ARC-CO Estimated Payments An interactive map showing 2014 estimated ARC-CO payments for crops in Kansas. September 2, 2015
Comparing Agricultural Risk Coverage to Price Loss Coverage Election in Kansas and the U.S. June 17, 2015
Why Are OSU-KSU Decision Tool Results Changing? March 25, 2015
Milo Prices with the Farm Bill? March 20, 2015
Are the Farm Bill Computer Models Always Right? March 20, 2015
Farmers and Others are Asking Why Different University Farm Bill Decision Aids Give Different Results? March 5, 2015
Reallocating Base Acres: 2014 Farm Bill February 23, 2015
Final Ruling on Historical Irrigated Percentage for the ARC-County Program February 23, 2015
Consequences of a Payment Yield Audit February 20, 2015
What about Sunflowers? With Accompanying Spreadsheet for Comparing PLC and ARC-CO Tradeoff February 11, 2015
Updating Payment Yields: 2014 Farm Bill February 3, 2015
Estimated 2014 ARC-CO Wheat Payments Kansas and Oklahoma January 21, 2015
ARC-CO Yields Are From The Administrative County for the Farm, Not Where the Land is Located December 19, 2014
2014 Farm Bill Decision-Making Steps December 2, 2014

Commodity Program Presentations

Commodity Program Decision Tools

Commodity Program Links for Additional Information

Dairy Program Resources