U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tennessee Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until August 1, 2018 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year. These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues.
Producers have already elected ARC or PLC, but to receive program benefits they must enroll for the 2018 crop year by signing a contract before the August 1 deadline. If you have not yet enrolled contact your local FSA office to schedule an appointment.
Covered commodities under the programs include 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 (which includes short grain and sweet rice), safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.
For more program information, visit the Johnson County FSA office at 119 S Murphey Street, Mountain City, TN, by telephone at 423-727-9744 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.