As was noted in last week’s NAWG e-newsletter, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has begun issuing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) County program and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program payments for the 2015 crop year. Maps have been posted online showing the ranges of payments by county for wheat, corn, and soybeans. On Wednesday last week, FSA posted a document showing the aggregate dollar amounts of payments by program, commodity, and state. Additionally, FSA also posted a spreadsheet showing by county and commodity the benchmark yield and benchmark revenue as well as the final price and final actual yield used to determine payment rates. If producers have questions about the data that’s used or the final payment rates, please contact the NAWG office and we would be happy to assist you with seeking information from USDA. Particularly as farmers are struggling with low prices, the Farm Bill safety net programs are more important now than ever.