Although program elections for the 2020 crop
year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers
need to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
office to sign a 2020 enrollment contract.
To date, more than 1.4 million ARC and PLC contracts have been
signed for the 2020 crop year. This represents 89 percent of
expected enrollment. FSA will send reminder postcards to
producers who, according to agency records, have not yet
submitted signed contracts for ARC or PLC for the 2020 crop
Producers who do not complete enrollment by close of business
local time on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 will not be enrolled in ARC
or PLC for the 2020 crop year and will be ineligible to receive
a payment should one trigger for an eligible crop.
ARC and PLC contracts can be mailed or emailed to producers for
signature depending on producer preference. Signed contracts can
be mailed or emailed back to FSA or, arrangements can be made in
advance with FSA to drop off signed contracts at the FSA county
office – call ahead for local drop off and other options
available for submitting signed contracts electronically.
Producers are eligible to enroll on farms with base acres for
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 and wheat.
For more information on ARC and PLC including web-based decision
tools, visit farmers.gov/arc-plc.
USDA Service Centers, including FSA county offices, are open for
business by phone only, and field work will continue with
appropriate social distancing. While program delivery staff will
continue to come into the office, they will be working with
producers by phone and using online tools whenever possible. All
Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the
FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service or any other Service
Center agency are required to call their Service Center to
schedule a phone appointment. More information can be found at
Visit offices.usda.gov to find location and contact information
for the nearest FSA county office.
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