UACES Facebook 2014 Farm Bill - Arkansas Farm Bill Decision Aides

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  • Farm Bill Webinar/Video Series

    Produced by University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture and USDA Farm Service Agency  

    Webinar/Video Hosts and Active Participants
    • Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    • Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office
    • Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Webinar/Video Producer
    • Mary Poling – Coordinator of Interactive Communications, Office of Information Technology, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture
    Video Production
    • Steven Hefner - Website Software Developer, Office of Information Technology, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture

     

    January 13, 2015
    ARC/PLC Overview
    with
    Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office

    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    January 14, 2015
    ARC/PLC Yield Updates
    with Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Tony Franco- Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    January 20, 2015
    ARC/PLC Base Reallocations
    with Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    ARC/PCL Presentation Video and ARC/PLC Base Reallocations Presentation

    January 20, 2015
    Web-Based Farm Bill Decision Aid Training
    with Professor Brad Watkins, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Farm Bill Decision Aid Presentation Video and Farm Bill Decision Aide Presentation 

    January 22, 2015

    Price Loss Coverage (PLC)
    with Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the question and answer session and provided comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    January 27, 2015
    ARC - County Level
    with Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the question and answer session and provided comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    January 29, 2015
    ARC - Individual Level
    with Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the question and answer session and provided comments. 
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    February 3, 2015
    Crop Insurance – Supplemental Coverage Option
    with Larry McMaster - Senior Risk Management Specialist, Jackson Regional Office, USDA's Risk Management Agency, Jackson, MS

    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    February 4, 2015
    2014 Peanut Farm Bill Program and Outlook
    with Nathan B. Smith - Extension Economist, Agricultural & Applied Economics, Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED), University of Georgia

    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    February 5, 2015
    2014 Farm Bill Decision Aid Training
    with Professor James Richardson -
    Regents Professor & AgriLife Research Senior Faculty Fellow, Co-Director Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University

    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Farm Bill Decision Aid Presentation Video and Farm Bill Decision Aid Power Point PDF

    February 5, 2015
    Crop Insurance Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) for Upland Cotton
    with Larry McMaster - Senior Risk Management Specialist, Jackson Regional Office, USDA’s Risk Management Agency, Jackson, MS
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and STAX Power Point PDF

    February 10, 2015
    Crop Insurance – Basic Overview of Row Crop Options
    with Larry McMaster - Senior Risk Management Specialist, Jackson Regional Office, USDA’s Risk Management Agency, Jackson, MS
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    February 11, 2015
    Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
    with Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
     
    February 13, 2015

    2014 Agricultural and Food Policy Center Outlook for Representative Crop Farms
    with
    James W. Richardson - Regents Professor & AgriLife Research Senior Faculty Fellow, Co-Director Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video

    February 13, 2015
    US and Global Rice Outlook
    with Nathan Childs, Agricultural Economist, USDA Economic Research Service
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    February 17, 2015
    The Crop Market Outlook & Farm Bill Choices
    with Pat Westoff - Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Missouri and Director, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    February 19, 2015

    NASS - Calculating the Marketing Year Average Price
    with Eugene Young Regional Deputy Director, USDA-NASS, Delta Regional Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    February 24, 2015
    Factors Impacting Crop Mix Decisions on Generic Base Acres

    with Dr. Larry Falconer - Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist, Delta Research and Extension Center, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi State University
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video 

    March 3, 2015  
    The Generic Base Decision Using the Texas A&M/Missouri FAPRI Farm Bill Web-Based Decision Aid

    with James W. Richardson - Regents Professor & AgriLife Research Senior Faculty Fellow, Co-Director Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    March 5, 2015
    Web-Based Farm Bill Decision Aid Training
    with Professor Brad Watkins, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF 

    March 5, 2015
    Comparing PLC and ARC-CO Options
    with Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF
    Updated ARC/PLC Considerations PDF - Coats

    March 10, 2015
    A Look at the 2015 NASS Crop Values Report and the 2014 Crop Year Preliminary MYA (Marketing Year Average)  Prices
    with Eugene Young - Regional Deputy Director, USDA-NASS, Delta Regional Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    March 12, 2015  
    Cotton:  Farm Bill Considerations and Outlook
    with
    Don Shurley - Professor Emeritus, Cotton Economics, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Georgia  
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
     
    March 17, 2015

    2014 Farm Bill Question and Answer Session
    with
    Anita Wilson – State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined Anita for the question and answer session and provided comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    March 17, 2015
    Comparing PLC and ARC-CO Options
    with Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    March 19, 2015
    US and Global Rice Outlook
    with Nathan Childs - Agricultural Economist, USDA Economic Research Service
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF
     
    March 24, 2015
    The U.S. and Global Rice Market Baseline: Prospects and Challenges
    with Eric Wailes - L.C. Carter Endowed Chair in Agricultural Economics and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economic and Agribusiness
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    2015 World Rice Outlook International Baseline Projections 2014-2024 - March 2015

    March 26, 2015

    Comparing PLC and ARC-CO Options
    with Bobby Coats, Professor – University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office and Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    April 1, 2015
    Results and Review of the 2015 March Planting Intentions and Stocks Reports
    with Eugene Young -
    Regional Deputy Director, USDA-NASS, Delta Regional Office
    Tony Franco - Chief, Farm Programs Division, Arkansas State FSA Office, Anita Wilson - State Agricultural Program Specialist, Arkansas State FSA Office and Bobby Coats - Professor, University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness joined the policy and decision aid farm bill question and answer session and provided their own individual comments.
    Presentation Video and Power Point PDF

    The online tools, available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc and www.uaex.edu/farmbill, allow producers to explore projections on how ARC or PLC coverage will affect their operation under possible future scenarios.

  • Farm Service Agency (FSA)

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
 


DISCLAIMER:
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.