Farmers who have yet to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30, 2020. 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 office to sign a 2020 enrollment contract.
Meeting this deadline is critical. If producers fail to complete enrollment by June 30, they will be ineligible to receive payment for the 2020 crop year should a covered commodity payment trigger for ARC and/or PLC.
To date, more than 1.4 million ARC and PLC contracts have been signed for the 2020 crop year. This represents 89% of expected enrollment.
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.
For more information on ARC and PLC including web-based decision tools, visit farmers.gov/arc-plc.