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2002 Farm Bill Decision Tool

A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet has been developed that identifies which of the five alternatives for updating acres results in the highest government payments. The five options are further described here.

The spreadsheet was originally developed by William Edwards at Iowa State University. The original spreadsheet was modified for Illinois.

Microsoft Excel 97 or higher is required to run the spreadsheet.

Illinois Farm Bill Decision Tool. Clicking on this link will download the Illinois version of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Save the worksheet on your machine to maintain your own copy of the Tool. The current version is 5.5. Click here for a list of modifications. Future versions to the program will be placed here.

Version 5.0 has a new method of calculating soybean base acres. Click here for a description.

Iowa Farm Bill Decision Tool. Clicking on this link will download the Iowa version of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Save the worksheet on your machine to maintain your own copy of the Tool.

Input form. Clicking on this link will download an Acrobat Reader version of an input form. This form contains the information that must be completed to run the Farm Bill Decision Tool. A Microsoft Excel version also is available. Click here for the Microsoft Excel version.

 


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