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.  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

January 31, 2024
ARC and PLC selections for 2024 January 8, 2024
Tradeoff Between 2024/2025 ARC and PLC

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

January 8, 2024
ARC-CO Estimates to be Paid in October 2023 August 9, 2023
ARC/PLC Decisions for 2023 January 13, 2023
2022 Drought Will Likely Trigger ARC-CO Payments in 2023 October 17, 2022
Farm Program Payments for 2021/2022 Marketing Year Very Minimal in Kansas October 13, 2022
2018 Farm Bill Program Elections for 2022/2023 Marketing Year September 12, 2022
ARC or PLC? That is the Question January 18, 2022
KSU Releases 2020/2021 ARC-County Projections based on RMA Yields July 1, 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