USDA Farm Program Help

Thanks to Seminole County Agent Rome Ethredge for putting this information together on his blog:

Seminole Crop E News

USDA Announces ARC/PLC Timeline and Decision Tools

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack announced on September 26th the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools. He later announced that farm owners may begin to update their yield history and reallocate base acres through their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. In addition, the timeline for landowners and producers to make decisions regarding reallocating base acreage, updating program yields, ARC or PLC program election and program signup has been announced.

ARC/PLC Timeline

 September 29, 2014 – February 27, 2015: Owners have a one-time opportunity to reallocate the farm’s base acres or update yields.

 November 17, 2014 – March 31, 2015: Producers make election which will remain in effect for the 2014-2018 crop years, of the following: 1) PLC or ARC County on a covered commodity-by-commodity basis; or 2) ARC Individual for all covered commodities on the farm.

 Mid-April 2015 –…

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