7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
USDA Reminds Producers of Aug. 1 Deadline to Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs
Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that they
have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price
Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2016 crop year.
Producers have already elected ARC or PLC, but must enroll for
the 2016 crop year by signing a contract before the Aug. 1 deadline to receive
The programs trigger financial protections for participating
agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops in crop
prices or revenues. Nationwide, more than 1.76 million farmers and ranchers are
expected to sign contracts to enroll in ARC or PLC. Covered commodities under
the programs include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe,
flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas,
rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice (which includes short grain and
sweet rice), safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.
For more program information or to schedule an appointment,
contact your local FSA office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc. To find your local
FSA office, visit http://offices.usda.gov.