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ARC/PLC Enrollment for 2021 Underway

Dan Economy

Enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year is underway. Tyron Spearman reports these key USDA safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops. For more information on ARC and PLC, including two online decision tools that assist producers in making enrollment and election decisions, …

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Sign-Up Deadline for ARC/PLC is Monday

Dan Economy

The deadline for producers to enroll in the 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs is Monday, March 16. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Richard Fordyce, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that they encourage producers to contact their local FSA county office today. So again, 2019 ARC/PLC enrollment ends March 16, 2020, while 2020 enrollment runs through June 30, 2020. For more …

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ARC and PLC Payments Being Processed

Dan Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2020 crop year. Tyron Spearman reports that producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments were triggered under such programs.

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Safety Net Coverage Enrollment Continues

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018. Producers on a farm that are not enrolled for the 2018 enrollment period will not be eligible …

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No Generic Base Could Mean Fewer Peanuts

Dan Peanuts

The budget agreement passed the House and Senate and signed by President Trump includes provisions for cotton farmers by making seed cotton eligible for Title 1 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. But due to new provisions for seed cotton, the generic base acres for farmers have been eliminated for the 2018 crop. And as …

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Cotton Producers to Receive Help From New Program

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Efforts have been underway for quite some time to help cotton producers deal with the ongoing financial stress. And those efforts have finally paid off, as Congress did pass a supplemental disaster bill that includes policy restoring eligibility for cotton in the Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs of the farm bill. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive …

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NCC: New Cotton Policy Gives Much Needed Boost

Dan Cotton, Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Cotton Council (NCC) greatly appreciates Congress’ passage of a supplemental disaster bill that includes critically needed policy that restores eligibility for cotton in the Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs of the farm bill. The legislation also includes important agricultural disaster assistance, as well as additional support to dairy producers. “This measure will provide …

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FSA – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Industry News Release

Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. “We’ve seen recent challenges in farm income and commodity prices,” said Dr. Robert Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the Farm Production and Conservation mission area. “The …