The USDA has released ARC-CO payment information per crop and county. If a payment is triggered in a specific county and specific crop then the calculated per base acre payment will be used to calculate a farm’s actual payment by multiplying 85% of the farm’s crop base acres for the specific crop by the per acre payment calculated by USDA. That value will be reduced by 6.8% for the federal budget sequestration.
In Arkansas corn and sorghum received an ARC-CO payment. The average corn payment in counties with a triggered payment equaled $56.29. The highest and lowest payments were $93.10/base acre and $0.76, respectively. The average sorghum payment in counties with a triggered payment equaled $34.55. The highest and lowest payments were $41.31/base acre and $9.51/base acre, respectively. Four counties triggered a soybean payment and six counties triggered a wheat payment under ARC-CO.
For the full USDA spreadsheet with ARC-CO information click Here(Excel).