Enroll now for 2016 USDA Safety Net Coverage
•March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline
•March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline
•April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline
•April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC-Co Payment waiver request deadline.
•Ongoing: Continuous CRP sign-up
Enroll Now for 2016 USDA Safety Net Coverage
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) urges producers, who chose one of the safety net programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC), to give the Rock County FSA Office a call at 507-283-2369 to schedule an appointment to complete their 2016 enrollment.
Although the choice between ARC and PLC is completed and remains in effect through 2018, producers must still enroll their farm by signing a contract each year to receive coverage.
If a farm is not enrolled during the 2016 enrollment period, producers on that farm will not be eligible for financial assistance from the ARC or PLC programs should crop prices or farm revenues fall below the historical price or revenue benchmarks established by the program.
Although enrollment will run through Aug. 1, 2016, the FSA Office would like to complete this task before farmers get busy in the spring and before they come into the office to certify their crop acreage. So please contact the FSA Office as soon as possible.
For more information on FSA conservation programs, please visit the Rock County FSA Office, go to www.fsa.usda.gov/conservation, or give us a call at 507-283-2369.