Enrollment, election for 2022 ARC/PLC programs open

Elections and enrollment for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2022 crop year began on Oct. 18, 2021, and will run through March 15, 2022.

The 2018 Farm Bill allows for changes to the farm election for 2022. Any producers wishing to make changes to the farm election must obtain signatures from all producers on the farm with an interest in the farm’s cropland acres (excluding CRP) for the new election to be considered valid. Producers may elect to enroll in PLC, ARC-CO or ARC-IC programs for 2022. Elections to PLC or ARC-CO are made on a covered commodity by covered commodity basis and all covered commodity base acres are elected into ARC-IC if that program is chosen for a farm.

Failure to agree to an election change for 2022 by March 15, 2022 will result in the farm defaulting to the election made in the 2021 program year.

The 2018 Farm Bill provides that for farms on which all cropland was planted to grass or pasture, including cropland that was idle or fallow, from Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2017, will have all base acres and payment yields maintained, but with no payment for those base acres during the years 2019 through 2023.

Contact your local FSA office for more information.