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 FSA
meets your program delivery expectations, please do not wait to
start the enrollment process. 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 are vital
economic safety nets for most American farms.
The programs cover the following commodities: barley, canola,
large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain
sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas,
rapeseed, long grain rice, medium and short grain rice,
safflower seed, seed cotton, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed
Until March 15, producers who have not yet enrolled in ARC or
PLC for 2019 can enroll for both 2019 and 2020 during the same
visit to an FSA county office unless yield updates are
requested. Additionally, farm owners have a one-time opportunity
to update PLC payment yields that take effect beginning with
crop year 2020. If the owner accompanies the producer to the
office, the yield update and enrollments may be completed during
the same office visit.
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.
[USDA Farm Service Agency]