The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. The enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year is March 16, 2020.
More than 200,000 producers have already enrolled, but FSA anticipates that 1.5 million producers will enroll for ARC and PLC. By enrolling soon, producers can beat the rush as the deadline nears.
“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.”ARC and PLC provide financial protections to farmers from substantial drops in crop prices or revenues, and they are vital economic safety nets for most American farms.