Producers across the Southeast are being reminded to enroll in the 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs. 2019 enrollment runs through March 15, 2020 at your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. And while there, you can also enroll for 2020, as that enrollment runs through June 30, 2020.
The ARC Program is an income support program that provides payments when actual crop revenue declines below a specified guarantee level. The PLC Program provides income support payments when the effective price for a covered commodity falls below its effective reference price. These programs are a benefit to producers and the program modifications made by the 2018 Farm Bill afford producers greater flexibility and added protection against unpredictable commodity markets.
Producers are being encouraged to contact their local FSA county office to start the election and enrollment process early.