UACES Facebook 2014 Farm Bill - Arkansas Farm Bill Decision Aides
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The 2014 Farm Bill 2014 Farm Bill logo - green and brown image with text

Farm Service Agency - ARC/PLC Programs

Two Farm Bill eTools Built to Help with Base Reallocation, Yield Updates, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) & Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) Decisions  Understanding the Farm Bill PDF

2. Web-based decision tools - FSA and National Coalition for Producer Education (NCPE), led by the University of Illinois

  •  Base Acre Reallocation, Yield Updates, ARC & PLC (Fact Sheet)

Owners of farms have a one-time opportunity to: (1) maintain the farm’s 2013 base acres of covered commodities through 2018; or (2) reallocate base acres among those covered commodities planted on the farm at any time during the 2009 - 2012 crop years (excluding upland cotton bases). 

Click here for a base reallocation tool (Version 2) to compare a farm’s current bases with its reallocated bases. (.ZIP, 25 KB) 

To use the tool, producers must know a farm’s 2013 base acres and 2009-2012 planting history. FSA producers received this in the mail in August 2014.

Click here for a Yield Update tool to compare a farm's current program yields to update yields. (.ZIP, 36 KB)

Note that the file contains substitute yields for covered commodities that are based on data available from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The file will be updated as additional data becomes available.

 2014 Farm Service Agency and Division of Agriculture Farm Bill Meeting Presentations


Graph of Mandatory Spending

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Additional Resources

Historical Information

This webpage is intended for information purposes only and is based upon the Division of Agriculture and other authors’ interpretation of the Farm Bill. There will likely be differences in interpretation and the final regulations issued by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and other government agencies responsible for interpreting, writing, and implementing final rules and regulations. Please be aware, without the final rules and regulations issued by FSA and other agencies, the information contained herein are preliminary and subject to change. This page will be update as FSA releases new information and new and better research, analysis and information should be available before most decisions need to be made.