Ag-Risk Provides Program Help

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Assiter Ag-Risk Staff to offer help with Decision Tools for ARC & PLC

Assiter Ag-Risk is committed to helping Producers make easier and better decisions. Update tools for the Farm Program are available and we are willing to help. See us in March to update Cotton Seed Acres and yields for USDA-FSA PLC and ARC programs.

The following press release, informs Producers to make appointments early to update USDA Program Yields. Our Ag-Risk staff is preparing decision tools for the yield updates. Please see our FaceBook page Assiter Insurance Agency LLC for more information and updates.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

ARC and PLC provide financial protections to farmers from substantial drops in crop prices or revenues and are vital economic safety nets for most American farms.

The programs cover the following commodities: barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium and short grain rice, safflower seed, seed cotton, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.

Until March 15, producers who have not yet enrolled in ARC or PLC for 2019 can enroll for both 2019 and 2020 during the same visit to an FSA county office unless yield updates are requested. Additionally, farm owners have a one-time opportunity to update PLC payment yields that take effect beginning with crop year 2020. If the owner accompanies the producer to the office, the yield update and enrollments may be completed during the same office visit. 

More Information 

For more information on ARC and PLC, download our program fact sheet or our 2014-2018 farm bills comparison fact sheet. Online ARC and PLC election decision tools are available at To enroll, contact your FSA county office for an appointment.