NE Extension Farm Bill Meeting
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 2024 crop year. The signup period is open through March 15, 2024, and producers are encouraged to begin working with their USDA county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to complete the process.
UNL Extension and FSA staff will be hosting in-person ARC/PLC information meetings at locations across Nebraska, including:
West Point, Feb. 13 – 9am to noon – Nielsen Community Center – 200 Anna Stalp Ave.
Norfolk, Feb. 20, 9am to noon – Madison Co Extension Office 1305 S. 13thSt;
The meetings are free and open to the public. To find the current listing with meeting location details, dates and times, go tohttps://cap.unl.edu/farmbill. This list will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
ARC and PLC are key USDA safety-net programs that help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops.
ARC provides income support payments on historical base acres when actual crop revenue declines below a specified guaranteed level. PLC provides income support payments on historical base acres when the effective price for a covered commodity falls below its effective reference price. Producers can elect coverage and enroll in ARC-County or PLC on a crop-by-crop basis, or ARC-Individual for the entire farm, for the 2024 crop year. Although election changes for2024 are optional, enrollment (signed contract) is required for each year of the program. If a producer has a multi-year contract on the farm, it will be necessary to sign a new contract for the farm by the March 15th deadline if a 2024 election change is desired.
If an election is not submitted by the deadline of March 15, 2024, the election defaults to the current election for crops on the farm from the prior crop year.