ARC and PLC Program Enrollment
Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding producers now is the time to make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2023 crop year. The signup period is open through March 15, 2023, and producers are encouraged to begin working with their USDA county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office now to complete the process.
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[00:00:00.681]This is Amy Timmerman
with Nebraska Extension
[00:00:03.321]and this week’s Ag update.
[00:00:05.015]Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
is reminding producers now is the time
[00:00:09.575]to make elections and enroll in the
Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and
[00:00:13.575]Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs
for the 2023 crop year.
[00:00:18.459]The signup period is open through
March 15, 2023, and producers are
[00:00:22.812]encouraged to begin working
with their USDA County Farm
[00:00:26.362]Service Agency (FSA) office
now to complete the process.
[00:00:29.358]Producers can learn about the
ARC and PLC options during a
[00:00:33.238]University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Center for Agricultural Profitability
[00:00:36.837]webinar scheduled for
12:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
[00:00:42.210]Cathy Anderson, production and
compliance programs chief for
[00:00:45.960]the Nebraska Farm Service Agency,
and Brad Lubben, extension policy
[00:00:49.750]specialist in the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of
[00:00:52.795]Agricultural Economics, will present and
share information relevant for producers,
[00:00:57.795]ag professionals and ag stakeholders.
[00:01:00.745]Registration for the webinar is free
and can be found CAP.UNL.EDU.
[00:01:07.115]Look under policy and the article
titled “Webinar to Cover ARC,
[00:01:11.140]PLC Farm Program Enrollment
Ahead of Upcoming Deadline”
[00:01:14.078]will give you the link to
sign up for this free webinar.
[00:01:17.501]ARC and PLC are key
USDA safety-net programs
[00:01:21.445]that help producers
[00:01:23.895]in either revenue or
price for certain crops.
[00:01:26.655]Safety-net programs like ARC
and PLC are designed to help producers
[00:01:30.726]mitigate some of the financial stressors
associated with crop production.
[00:01:35.170]State FSA Executive Director John Berge
encourage farmers to evaluate their program
[00:01:41.660]elections and enroll for
the 2023 crop year,”
[00:01:45.660]ARC provides income support payments on
historical base acres when actual crop
[00:01:49.660]revenue declines below a
specified guaranteed level.
[00:01:53.660]PLC provides income support payments on
historical base acres when the effective
[00:01:57.838]price for a covered commodity
falls below its reference price.
[00:02:02.731]Covered commodities include barley,
canola, large and small chickpeas,
[00:02:07.158]corn, flaxseed, grain sorghum,
lentils, oats, dry peas, rapeseed,
[00:02:12.330]soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.
[00:02:15.570]Producers can elect coverage and enroll in
ARC-County or PLC on a crop-by-crop basis,
[00:02:22.424]or ARC-Individual for the entire
farm, for the 2023 crop year.
[00:02:27.308]Although election changes for
2023 are optional, enrollment
[00:02:31.341](signed contract) is required
for each year of the program.
[00:02:35.001]If a producer has a multi-year
contract on the farm,
[00:02:39.001]it will be necessary to sign a new
contract for the farm by the
[00:02:42.291]March 15th deadline if a
2023 election change is desired.
[00:02:46.373]If an election change is not submitted
by the deadline of March 15, 2023,
[00:02:51.433]the election defaults to the
current election for crops
[00:02:54.533]on the farm from
the prior crop year.
[00:02:57.098]FSA State Executive Director
advised that all program participants
[00:03:02.283]review their previous
[00:03:05.403]This has been Amy Timmerman
with Nebraska Extension.
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