Producers have until Friday to make ARC and PLC revisions

The clock is ticking for U.S. producers to make revisions to federal crop insurance decisions. Farmers not yet enrolled in ARC or PLC have until Friday to get those contracts signed.

Producers can get coverage and enroll in ARC-county or PLC, which offer crop-by-crop protection. ARC individual protects the entire farm. Coverage is optional, but contracts need to be re-upped each year.

Tom Zacharias, the head of National Crop Insurance Services, encourages all farmers to explore their options. He says that starts with a conversation with an agent.

“Farming comes with a multitude of risks, from unpredictable weather events and natural disasters to financial losses and crop price declines. This is why crop insurance exists. Crop insurance serves as the essential risk-management tool designed to provide timely financial assistance to farmers when they need it most. To keep up with the evolving needs of agriculture and farming, the crop insurance program is constantly improving and expanding, which is why we always encourage farmers to speak with a trained and licensed crop insurance agent before the crop insurance sales closing deadline.”

For more information on ARC or PLC, producers should contact a local USDA service center.

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