Farmers may still be waiting to receive Agricultural Risk Coverage – Individual program payments from USDA. This is because of holdup with new software that was developed to calculate those ARC-Individual payments.”Some payments were issued in late October. We found out there were a few issues, so we then shut the system down,” says Laura Heinrich, state program director, North Dakota Farm Service Agency. “It sounds like the payment issues will be corrected the week of December 7. So, farmers should see payments coming soon.” ARC-Individual looks at what a farm’s revenue is compared to a five-year benchmark revenue. Heinrich says the payment calculation is based on an individual farms level, not on a county or national level like other coverage programs. As a reminder, FSA offices are temporarily closed to the public. Staff are still working full time and can be reached via phone. Get more details in this Red River Farm Network interview.