Farm Bill Information

Farm Bill Decisions

Information Files
Farm Bill Programs: Data and Methods for ARC-County and PLC -- A1-33  

2024-2025 ARC-CO & PLC Payment Estimator for Iowa (Decision Tool to look ahead at 2024-25 projections - Updated February 2024)

2018 Farm Bill Payment Projections and Data by Crop and County (2019-2023 crop years) (Decision Tool looks back at past payments, and 2023 crop year - Updated February 2024)

2014 Farm Bill Payment Data by County for ARC-CO and PLC

Season Average Price Calculator -- A2-15 Season Average Price Calculator (Updated monthly)
Map of ARC-CO/PLC Payments - CARD    
Safety Net: PLC, ARC-CO, ARC-IC -- A1-32

2014 ARC Payments

2015 ARC Payments

2016 ARC Payments

2017 ARC Payments

PLC Projected Payments

Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) -- A1-44

SCO and ECO county yields for Iowa

ECO/SCO Payment Estimator - University of Illinois farmdoc FAST Tool

Farm Bill: Terms to Know -- A1-30  
2018 Farm Bill: PLC Payment Yield Update -- A1-35
Newsletter Articles
Conservation practices: EQIP and CSP cost-share and stacking carbon payments -- August 2023    
Crop producers need to act on farm bill decisions by March 15 -- February 2023    
Projected ARC/PLC payments in 2020 -- August 2020    


Farm Bill Web Casts & Presentations

2022 Farm Bill Decisions | January - February 2022

The election and enrollment deadline for ARC/PLC with the USDA Farm Service Agency was March 15, 2022. This educational series was provided to aid Iowa producers in finalizing their farm bill decisions for 2022. The series is provided at no charge and open to all, regardless of their county of operation. Examples used in regional sessions focus on that area of the state with a regional Farm Management Field Specialist as the speaker.

Additional Links and Resources

ARC and PLC Producer Webtools

Updated: March 2024

The election and enrollment period for the 2024 crop closed on March 15, 2024. The resources on this page are updated as new price and yield data are released by USDA FSA.