Don't Delay: Sign Up For Farm Programs Now

Lindsay Mitchell

Feb 03, 2020  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers considering whether Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are the right farm programs for them have until March 15 to make sign up decisions.  Get to your local FSA office and make a selection now!  Changes can be made until March 15.


For help determining the right program for you, tune in to this recorded webinar by Dr. Gary Schnitkey, Dr. Nick Paulson, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois.  Together, they provide resources to help you evaluate each of the programs and their fit for your family farm.



For more information on making your best decisions in the coming weeks, click below.


ARC-IC: Payment Examples and Revised 2019 ARC-IC Payment Calculator

Expected Payments on ARC-CO and PLC: Update of Gardner Payment ARC/PLC Payment

Gardner Program Payment Calculator download

What are the Chance of PLC Payments for the 2019 and 2020 Program Year



Updated provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill allow producers with an interest in a farm to enroll and elect coverage in crop-by-crop ARC-County or PLC, or ARC-Individual for the entire farm, for program year 2019. The election applies to both the 2019 and 2020 crop years. If a 2019 election is not submitted by the deadline of March 15, 2020, the election defaults to the current elections of the crops on the farm established under the 2014 Farm Bill. No payments will be earned in 2019 if the election defaults. 


For crop years 2021 through 2023, producers will have an opportunity to make new elections.