Election, enrollment for 2023 ARC/PLC programs ongoing

The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program. Elections and enrollment for 2023 ARC/PLC began on Oct.17, 2022, and will run through March 15, 2023.

The 2018 Farm Bill allows for changes to the farm election for 2023. Producers wishing to make a farm election must obtain signatures from all producers on the farm with an interest in the farm’s cropland acres (excluding CRP) for the election to be considered valid. Producers may elect to enroll in PLC, ARC-County, or ARC-Individual programs for 2023. Elections to PLC or ARC-County are made on a covered commodity by covered commodity basis, and all covered commodity base acres are elected into ARC-Individual if that program is chosen for a farm.

Failure to return all signatures for the 2023 sign-up by March 15, 2023, will result in the farm defaulting to the election made in the 2022 program year. Contact your local Farm Service Agency office with questions.