The enrollment period for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs ends on March 16, 2020. Producers who fail to make an election by March 16 will have a default election and not be eligible for 2019-crop-year payment. To make your appointment with the Grant County FSA office, call 605.432.6570, Extension 2.
ARC provides income support payments on historical base acres when actual crop revenue declines below a specified guaranteed level. PLC provides income support payments on historical base acres when the effective price for a covered commodity falls below its reference price. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) reauthorized and updated both programs.
There is an option to prove up the 2020 PCL Yields, but the updated yields will not be in effect until the 2020 fiscal year, which starts October 1, 2020. The deadline date to prove up the 2020 PLC Yields is September 30, 2020