ARC/PLC election deadline is close

The Farm Service Agency recently updated the annual and benchmark yields for ARC/PLC program years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. This data is useful to producer in choosing to participate in either ARC or PLC.

For added assistance with ARC and PLC decisions, USDA partnered with the University of Illinois and Texas A&M University to offer web-based decision tools to assist producers in making informed, educated decisions using crop data specific to their respective farming operations. Tools include:

  • Policy Toolbox • farmdoc ( the University of Illinois tool that offers farmers the ability to run payment estimate modeling for their farms and counties for ARC-County and PLC.
  • ARC and PLC Decision Tool, the Texas A&M tool that allow producers to analyze payment yield updates and expected payments for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Producers who have used the tool in the past should see their username and much of their farm data will already be available in the system.
The 2022 ARC/PLC deadline for Election and Enrollment is March 15, 2022. Please contact your local office for an appointment or if you have any questions.