2018 Farm Bill

Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) 

Disclaimer: These materials are designed to aid farmers with their marketing and risk decisions.  This information is based on the authors’ interpretation of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Some details may change after final rules and regulations are released by FSA.  This information is intended for educational purposes only.   

Title Author Date Downloads
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

October 2, 2020
2018 Farm Bill Program Elections for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Marketing Years May 5, 2020
Tradeoff Between 2019/2020 ARC and PLC

This spreadsheet shows the tradeoff between ARC-CO and PLC payments at various Marketing Year Average prices and county yield levels.

February 6, 2020
OSU-KSU 2018 Government Program and Crop Insurance Decision Tool

Amy Hagerman and Eric A. DeVuyst, Dept of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University

Mykel Taylor and Robin Reid, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

This program is intended for instructional purposes only. The user assumes all risk associated with actual decision making associated with any farm commodity programs. Consult your FSA office and crop insurance agent before enrolling in programs and crop insurance.

Instructions for this program can be found at: 
https://agmanager.info/ag-policy/2018-farm-bill/osu-ksu-2018-farm-bill-decision-tool-instructions

January 31, 2020
OSU-KSU 2018 Farm Bill Decision Tool Instructions

The OSU-KSU 2018 Government Program and Crop Insurance Decision Tool is available at:
https://agmanager.info/ag-policy/2018-farm-bill/osu-ksu-2018-government-program-and-crop-insurance-decision-tool

January 31, 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
Historical MYA Prices and 2019/2020 USDA Projections

These tables are from USDA-Farm Service Agency showing historical and projected Marketing Year Average Prices.

October 10, 2019
Effective Reference Price Calculations

USDA-Farm Service Agency table showing Effective Reference Price calculations for 2019/2020 marketing year.

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