Farmers will need to consider their crop insurance plan when making their ARC or PLC farm program election for the 2021 crop year. “There are restrictions associated to whether or not a producer can have certain elections under their crop insurance, versus ARC,” said Steve Peterson, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency. “For example, producers can take advantage of the supplemental coverage option along with taking advantage of the price loss coverage portion of PLC, but they can’t do the same under ARC-County, because it’s revenue-based.” RMA had developed an enhanced option for ARC-County coverage. “Even though the supplemental coverage option may not be an option for ARC-County, there’s a new, enhanced coverage option without the conflict the supplemental coverage option has.” Farmers have until March 15 to make their ARC or PLC farm program election.
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