Tag Archives: ARC/PLC

Wheat, barley qualifies for 2020 PLC payment

From the Farm Service Agency Final market year average (MYA) prices for 2020 have been published for wheat, barley and oats. The MYA for wheat and barley fell below the statutory reference price resulting in a 2020 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for those crops. The MYA for oats exceeded the statutory reference price, so no payment will be ... Read More »

Don’t miss ARC/PLC sign-up deadline

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) wants to remind producers that they have until March 15, 2021, to select and enroll in either the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program for the 2021 crop year. Failure to make a valid election and enrollment for the 2021 program year by that date will result in ineligibility ... Read More »

2019 ARC, PLC payments out; sign-ups for 2021 now open

From the Farm Service Agency Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The sign-up period opened Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than ... Read More »

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 »