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. 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 and Chad Hart. Programming by Yongjie Ji and Curtis Balmer.

Affiliation: A. Plastina is Associate Professor and C. Hart is Professor in the Department of Economics, Iowa State University.

Last updated: 10-12-2020

Prices updated: 10-12-2020

Yields: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19 ARC-CO payments use Official FSA Yields. 2019/20 ARC-CO payments use Official FSA Yields for all counties but Mills (corn and soybeans), Pocahontas (corn), and Story County (soybeans) where final SCO Yields from RMA are used instead of missing Official FSA Yields.

Reported payments assume 6.8% sequestration.