ARC vs. PLC Election -- Nationwide, 96 percent of soybean farms, 91 percent of corn farms, and 66 percent of wheat farms elected ARC-County. Seventy-six percent of all base elected ARC-County. Over 90 percent of long grain rice, medium grain rice, and peanut farms elected PLC. Few farms, regardless of the commodity mix, elected ARC-Individual. Election results can vary significantly across states.
Base Reallocation -- The base reallocation results indicate that corn and soybean base increased the most relative to 2013 enrolled base—by 12.8 million and 4.7 million acres, respectively. Wheat base declined by nearly 9.9 million acres.
Yield Updating -- Updated yields are relevant only for the PLC program. For those farms electing PLC and updating yields, the yields for corn, soybeans, and wheat all increased by about 30 percent relative to the counter-cyclical payment program (CCP) yield. For some pulse and minor oilseed crops, the increase was significantly higher. Many CCP yields date back to the early 1980s.