ARC/PLC Payments per Base Acre in Iowa

This decision tool provides a simple and intuitive way to compare annual ARC-CO and PLC payments for corn and soybean base acres across counties in Iowa. For 2014/15 and 2015/16, official FSA prices and county yields are used in the calculation of actual county revenues. 2016/17 yields are projected as 2015/16 county yields times the ratio of 2016 to 2015 yields for the state of Iowa. USDA price projections are used in the calculation of the projected county revenues in 2016/17. A detailed description of the ARC/PLC programs and other ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Bill decision tools are available on the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website.

Authors: Alejandro Plastina, Chad Hart, and Chris Anderson. Programming by Yongjie Ji and Curtis Balmer.

Affiliation: A. Plastina is Assistant Professor and C. Hart is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Iowa State University; Chris Anderson is Scientist, Assistant Director Climate Science Program, in the Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University.

Last updated: 03-01-2017

Prices updated: 02-09-2017

Yields: 2014/15 and 2015/16 ARC-CO payments use Official FSA Yields updated 10-14-2016; 2016/17 ARC-CO payment use Official NASS yields updated 02-23-2017.