Tag Archives: ARC/PLC

Sept. 30 deadline to update safety net program crop yields

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2020, to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider ... Read More »

USDA tightens eligibility rules for farm subsidies

From agriculture.com Loopholes remain, but the USDA is tightening its crop subsidy rules by limiting who can collect a payment for managing a farm, historically one of its most porous definitions. The new regulation, to be published soon, requires people to perform at least 500 hours of management or at least 25 percent of the management work required annually to ... Read More »

USDA sees record enrollment in farm safety-net programs

Producers signed a record 1.77 million contracts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 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 ARC and PLC ... Read More »

Record enrollment in key farm safety net programs

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture 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 ... Read More »

Contact FSA now to enroll in key safety net programs

Don’t let the March 16 deadline pass you by By Jon Wyss Washington State Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency The clock is ticking…March 16 is THE LAST day to make what is likely one of the most important business decisions you will make for your farming operation this year. If you have not already visited your local Farm Service ... Read More »

2020 producer, landowner farm bill education workshops are online

Three workshops were held this week to help growers and landowners understand changes to the 2018 Farm Bill commodity programs ARC-CO and PLC. The workshops were sponsored by the Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization in conjunction with Washington State University (WSU) Extension. Lori Williams, WAWG’s outreach coordinator, live streamed the third session, in Colfax. If you missed the chance to ... Read More »

FSA: No 2018 ARC-CO payment for wheat

High yields in Eastern Washington scuttle farm bill payments for last year’s crop By Trista Crossley The Washington state Farm Service Agency (FSA) office has confirmed that thanks to high yields, Eastern Washington wheat growers who elected the Agriculture Risk Coverage County option (ARC-Co) will not be receiving a payment for their 2018 wheat crop. Only five Washington counties qualified ... Read More »

2018 ARC report is released

From Farm CPA Today The FSA yesterday released an Excel spreadsheet with all of the available 2018 ARC payment information (some crops such as sunflower seed has a later release). As expected the major crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat had very low average county payments.  However, many parts of the country saw larger payments than other parts. Read ... Read More »

Comparing farm bills: What producers should be aware of

From the Farm Service Agency The 2018 Farm Bill amended the 2014 Farm Bill and reauthorized the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs with modifications. 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 payments when the effective price for ... Read More »

ARC/PLC enrollment begins

From the Washington State FSA September newsletter The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Elections and enrollment for 2019 ARCPLC began on Sept. 3, 2019. The 2020 enrollment and yield updates will begin in October of 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill requires, as a condition of base acre payment eligibility for 2019, ... Read More »