Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2021 must do so by March 15. Producers who have not yet signed a 2021 enrollment contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency office to make an appointment.
Program enrollment for 2021 is required to participate in the programs, but elections for the 2021 crop year are optional and otherwise remain the same as elections made for 2020. FSA Acting Administrator Steve Peterson says, “please do not wait to start the enrollment process.” ARC and PLC are considered vital economic safety nets for most American farms. Although more than one million contracts have been completed to date, this represents less than 59 percent of the more than 1.7 million contracts anticipated by the Agency. By enrolling soon, producers can beat the rush as the deadline nears.