2020 PLC/ARC Sign Up Deadline June 30

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You owe it to yourself to enroll
Jun 16, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rice and other covered commodity producers have until Tuesday, June 30, to enroll in the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) programs for the 2020 crop year.  Producers must enroll for 2020 even if they have already enrolled for 2019.

According to USDA, producers who do not complete enrollment by close of business local time on Tuesday, June 30, will not be enrolled in ARC or PLC for the 2020 crop year and will be ineligible to receive a payment should one trigger for an eligible crop.

“The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized these crucial farm safety net programs, which included some modest improvements, and for that we are very thankful,” said Nicole Montna Van Vleck, a California rice farmer and chair of the USA Rice Farmers.  “We strongly encourage rice producers who have yet to enroll to contact their FSA office earlier rather than later given the varying office situations due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Contact your Farm Service Agency office at your local USDA Service Center for more information.