ARC/PLC farm program sign-up

Submitted by Rob Larkin, County Executive Director

Sign-up for the 2019 and 2020 Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) programs started last fall, and a large percentage of producers have not yet enrolled. The Nemaha County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office is encouraging producers to research their options and to schedule an appointment to sign up.

If you are unsure about which program election is best for you, the Kansas State University Ag Manager website has some useful tools to help producers. These tools can be found at https://agmanager.info/ag-policy/2018-farm-bill.

March 15, 2020, is the deadline to enroll for 2019 ARC/PLC. Farms that are not enrolled will be defaulted to the 2018 program election, and producers will not be eligible for 2019 ARC/PLC benefits on those farms.

For the 2020 program year, the program election on a farm will be the same as in 2019. The deadline to enroll into the 2020 ARC/PLC program is June 30, 2020. Producers also have the option to update PLC yields for the 2020 program, and FSA has reports available to producers to help with yield updates. The deadline to update PLC yields is Sept. 30, 2020.

With the number of farms to enroll, the Nemaha County FSA Office is concerned about meeting the above deadlines. Producers are encouraged to contact the FSA Office at 785-336-2164 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

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