WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. 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.
The Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs are safety-net programs, helping producers weather market distortions resulting from natural disasters, trade disruptions and a pandemic.
Producers who do not enroll by June 30 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.
Producers are eligible to enroll on farms with base acres for several commodities, including corn, oats, soybeans and wheat.
For more information, visit farmers.gov/arc-plc.