In the first half of 2015, crop producers could elect each farm into one of the two new commodity programs introduced by the 2014 Farm Bill: Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC); the latter at the individual farm level (ARC-IC), or at the county level (ARC-CO). Producers who wanted to participate in the commodity programs for the 2014 marketing year had to enroll their farms in the elected programs during the summer of 2015.
Plastina, Alejandro; Hart, Chad; and Anderson, Christopher
"Farm Bill Payments in Iowa,"
Agricultural Policy Review: Vol. 2016
, Article 4.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/agpolicyreview/vol2016/iss1/4