USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

An update on Monday from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) stated that, “[USDA] today announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications. The signup period begins today and ends on Dec. 7, 2018.

“In accordance with changes to ARC and PLC made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, farm owners with generic base acres and recent planting history of covered commodities have a one-time opportunity to allocate all of the generic base acres on their farm.

“‘ARC and PLC are a vital part of the safety net that ensures American agriculture remains competitive and producers are able to manage risk,’ said USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce. ‘USDA encourages any cotton producer to look into these important safety net programs.'”

The FSA release noted that, “Farms with generic base acres that were planted or approved as a prevented planted commodity during the 2009 through 2016 crop years, are eligible to allocate generic base acres. This includes upland cotton.”

“Visit or the local FSA office for information about FSA and the 2014 Farm Bill programs and programs impacted by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.”

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