Eligible producers can officially enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015 between June 17 and Sept. 30, 2015.
Established by the 2014 Farm Bill, these programs generate financial protections for farmers and ranchers when the market experiences substantial drops in crop prices or revenues. More than 1.76 million farmers have elected ARC or PLC.
"The extensive outreach campaign conducted by USDA since the 2014 Farm Bill was enacted, along with extending deadlines, is central to achieving an expected high level of participation," said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. “I am proud of the many committed USDA employees who worked hard over the last several months to provide producers support to help them make these important decisions."
ARC and PLC programs cover barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice, safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.
For more information about ARC and PLC program enrollment, click here
To see data for crops and state-by-state program election results, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc