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MSU ARC/PLC Calculator: How to maximize your ARC-IC payment part 8

February 19, 2020 - Author: , , , , , , , ,

If you have several farms, some with bad yields or with prevented plant, and some with more average or even higher yields, you may be better off signing them all up for ARC-IC. This is because all the farms you sign up for ARC-IC are lumped together and therefore the ones with lower or zero yields offset the more average or higher yielding farms.

Watch this video to learn how you can calculate different combinations of the farm bill programs for your various farms, in order to maximize your payments.

Please note: You don’t need to copy base acres and PLC yields, and historical planted acres and yields, manually as shown in this video. There is a button called "Import data from multiple ARC-IC farms" that you will be able to push and get all the necessary information to flow into the first page.

See below how exactly to enter information in the "Multiple Farms 2019 Low Yields" tab:

  1. If you got zero acres planted of any crop, independently from which crops you have base for (100% prevent plant), enter 0 in your yield, and the number of acres certified as prevented planting. In order to be able to do this you must not have planted any corn, wheat, soybeans, oats, barley, grain sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower, rapeseed, canola, safflower, flaxseed, mustard seed, crambe, sesame seed, lentils, dry peas, or small or large chickpeas. You may have planted other crops such as alfalfa or dry beans.
  2. If you were able to get any amount of any of the above crops in, then:
    1.  For the crops that you planted, enter the number of acres actually planted and their corresponding yield for each crop, even if a part of your acres were reported as prevented plant for that crop.
    2. For the crops that you could not plant at all, and you had certified as prevented plant, enter zero acres and zero yield.
    3. If you did not report that you had planted that crop to begin with (and therefore you did not report as prevented plant either), then leave the space empty (do not enter zero.)

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Tags: farm bill, farm management, msu extension, msu farm bill


Related Topic Areas

Farm Bill, Farm Management


Authors

Florencia Colella

Florencia Colella
231-928-1052
colellaf@msu.edu

James H. Hilker

James H. Hilker
517-355-7455
hilker@msu.edu

Frank Wardynski

Frank Wardynski
906-884-4386
wardynsk@msu.edu

Corey Clark

Corey Clark
989-907-6500
clarkcr@msu.edu

Aleks Schaefer

Aleks Schaefer
517-353-1870
aleks@msu.edu

Roy Black

Roy Black
517-353-9649
blackj@msu.edu

Jonathan LaPorte

Jonathan LaPorte
269-445-4438
laportej@msu.edu

Roger Betz

Roger Betz
517-439-9301
betz@msu.edu

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