Farmers have until March 15, 2020 to complete the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) election and enrollment process for the 2019 crop year. As a reminder, you must select the same program for 2019 and 2020, but you may elect a new program each year for 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Visiting your local FSA office well before the deadline will ensure farmers have ample time to successfully enroll and participate in these risk management programs. Currently, you can fill out your paperwork for both 2019 and 2020 enrollment in one visit to your FSA office.
For more information on selecting the best program for your operation, the National Coalition for Producer Education (NCPE), led by the University of Illinois - fd-tools.ncsa.illinois.edu and the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University, in conjunction with the Food and Agricultural Policy Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri - https://www.afpc.tamu.edu/tools/farmbill/2018/ have developed online decision calculators.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.
The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) is a biennial event happening this June. Learn more.