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USDA Reports Record Enrollment in Key Farm Safety-Net Programs

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(USDA/FSA) — Producers signed a record 1.77 million contracts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2019 crop year, which is more than 107 percent of the total contracts signed compared with a 5-year average. USDA also reminds producers that June 30 is the deadline to enroll in …

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FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in ARC and PLC Programs

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Producers, Beat the Rush – Call Today to Make an Appointment (USDA/FSA) — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year. Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA anticipates 1.5 …

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Producers Reminded to Sign Up for ARC/PLC

Dan Economy

With the new year, the deadline is getting closer for producers to enroll in the 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA county office to start the enrollment process.

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Florida Producers Have until Aug. 1 to Enroll in ARC/PLC

Dan Florida

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Debby Folsom reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2017 crop year. These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops …

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Seeking to Get Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity

Dan Cotton

The U.S. cotton industry is seeking to get cottonseed designated as a covered commodity, making it eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, says they are working with Congress to get this set up through the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Image: Cottonseed …

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McMillan Testifies During U.S. House Ag Committee Hearing on Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative, Peanuts

Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified today in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, “If the PLC program had not been in place, I am afraid many farms in the Southeast would no longer exist because of …