ARC vs. PLC Calculator


September 1, 2019 - Author: ,

This spreadsheet is designed to help producers make the decision between Agricultural Risk Coverage program (ARC) versus they Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program by crop and farm. The decision tool has built in information from each county and helps farmers make decisions for each individual farm for corn, wheat, and soybeans.

The ARC program provides revenue-based payments when farm revenue falls below a “Coverage Guarantee” level. While the PLC program provides price-based payments when prices are less than the “Reference Price” level and uses an individual farm’s PLC yields to determine the payment rate.


Tags: 2018 farm bill, delayed planting tools

Related Topic Areas

Farm Bill, Field Crops, Farm Management


Roger Betz

Roger Betz

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