ARC/PLC Signup Ends Monday

Farmers have until Monday, March 15 to complete their elections and enrollment for this year’s Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs. Currently, 48,000 North Dakota farms are enrolled, which is about 80 percent of expected participation. In Minnesota, more than 86,000 farms have enrolled which is about 86 percent of expected participation. Farmers who enrolled for the 2019 crop year received more than $5 billion in payments last fall. The ARC/PLC program deadline is Monday, March 15.

2020 ARC/PLC Enrollment Open Until June 30

Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers need to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to sign a 2020 enrollment contract.
To date, more than 1.4 million ARC and PLC contracts have been signed for the 2020 crop year. This represents 89 percent of expected enrollment.
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.
ARC and PLC contracts can be mailed or emailed to producers for signature depending on producer preference. Signed contracts can be mailed or emailed back to FSA or, arrangements can be made in advance with FSA to drop off signed contracts at the FSA county office – call ahead for local drop off and other options available for submitting signed contracts electronically.