Update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC programs
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 farm bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27 until March 31. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31.
If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by March 31, the farm’s current yield and base will be used. A program choice of ARC or PLC coverage also must be made by March 31, 2015, or there will be no 2014 payments for the farm and the farm will default to PLC coverage through the 2018 crop year.
To learn more, farmers can contact their local Farm Service Agency county office. To find your local office visit http://offices.usda.gov.
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