ARC-County: What’s my county’s 2022 Guarantee Revenue

By: Wm. Bruce Clevenger – OSU Extension

The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs were authorized by the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. Both programs are risk management tools. The ARC-CO (county) program provides income support tied to historical base acres, not current production, of covered commodities. ARC-CO payments are issued when the actual county crop revenue of a covered commodity is less than the ARC-CO guarantee for the covered commodity.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) publishes county level data online that provides the details used in the ARC-CO calculations. The 2022 Program Year specific data contains the ARC-CO Benchmark Yields and Revenues using county level yields and Market Year Average prices from 2016-2020. The data is organized by state and county name from Autauga County, Alabama to Weston County, Wyoming. Continue reading

Upcoming Western Lake Erie Basin Conservation Practices Public Input Meeting

Join OSU Extension’s Water Quality Associates on Tuesday, February 22nd from 10-11AM for a public input meeting regarding on-farm conservation practices. This webinar is aimed toward farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin who farm or live near our target watersheds, found on the attached flier. This virtual webinar will allow OSU’s Water Quality team to hear directly from farmers and landowners to guide local watershed planning efforts and funding priorities. What conservation practices do you want to learn more about? Are there practices that you think may work for your farm, but you don’t know where to start? Are there practices you are interested in if additional funding or support becomes available? Join us for an informal discussion to talk about these topics.

Register for this webinar at, or contact a Water Quality Extension Associate to give your input if you can’t attend the meeting. More details can be found on the event flyer HERE. Contact Paulding County’s WQEA Rachel Cochran,, (567) 344-5016, with any questions.

Filter The Kool-Aid Before You Drink It!

Frankly, today’s agricultural world is teeming with misinformation, half-truths, pseudo-data, bogus ideas, and sincere but incompetent researchers. Distinguishing fact from fiction can be difficult when evaluating claims for crop inputs. This YouTube presentation discusses concepts related to becoming a critical thinker and a healthy skeptic when it comes to making important agronomic decisions. It will help you learn how to distinguish between factual agronomic information and crap-tual agronomic information.


Allen Soil and Water Conservation District Equipment Rental

As a county SWCD office we acknowledged the need to help our area farmers and decided to apply for a $250,000 GLRI Grant through the state of Ohio. This grant is focused on reducing nonpoint source nutrient runoff from agricultural source reduction component for subsurface injection of manure and promotion of nutrient management. Our proposed work goal is to reduce nutrient loading to the Auglaize River basin and the Western Lake Erie Basin, specifically, dissolved reactive phosphorus. With this GLRI Grant we will be able to help provide area farmers with equipment to pump out their own manure. Continue reading