FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

An update yesterday from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) stated that, “[FSA] encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

“Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA anticipates 1.5 million producers will enroll for ARC and PLC. By enrolling soon, producers can beat the rush as the deadline nears.

“‘FSA offices have multiple programs competing for the time and attention of our staff.  Because of the importance and complexities of the ARC and PLC programs; and to ensure we meet your program delivery expectations, please do not wait to start the enrollment process,’ said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. ‘I cannot emphasize enough the need to begin the program election and enrollment process now. Please call your FSA county office and make an appointment soon to ensure your elections are made and contracts signed well ahead of the deadlines.'”

Yesterday’s update added that, “For more information on ARC and PLC, download our program fact sheet or our 2014-2018 farm bills comparison fact sheet. Online ARC and PLC election decision tools are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc. To enroll, contact your FSA county office for an appointment.”

For additional information on 2018 Farm Bill decision making, see the 2018 Farm Bill Toolbox webpage from the farmdoc team at the University of Illinois.

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